Help Georgia by Supporting Local Organizations
Georgians are so heartened by the many folks across the country who want to help Georgia! Countless folks and organizations have been working on the ground here for years, and will also live here long after the runoffs are over. So with a plea to *listen to locals* and *let locals lead*, we present a list of candidates and local organizations we ask that Georgians and out-of-staters consider helping, with donations and/or volunteering. This list is not exhaustive, but represents many of the organizations we’ve worked with over the years, including many BIPOC/women-led groups, to promote their needs. We urge you to contact them directly via the links provided below.
- Now: Georgians can request absentee ballots for these elections (recommendation: request no later than 14 days before Jan. 5):
- Dec 7: Voter registration deadline for U.S. Senate election.
- Dec 14-31: early voting (not held Dec 24-25); check https://bit.ly/2L1A885 for more info.
- Jan. 5: Runoffs for U.S. Senate; runoff for statewide seat (Public Service Commission 4)
- Jon Ossoff for U.S. Senate: https://electjon.com
- Rev. Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate: https://warnockforgeorgia.com
- Daniel Blackman for Public Service Commission, District 4 (but elected statewide): https://danielforgeorgia.com
Phone or text banking
- 159 Georgia Together: Our all-volunteer C4 group has a diverse board and focuses on researching/sharing progressive volunteer opps across Georgia. Donations (100% used to boost Facebook posts like this): https://bit.ly/3pra5qB. Please “Like” our public Facebook group (159 Georgia Together); send us a message to join our private group.
- ACLU of Georgia: Dedicated to preserving the civil liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights: www.acluga.org
- Asian American Advocacy Fund: Grassroots 501(c)4 social welfare organization dedicated to building a politically-conscious, progressive Asian American base in Georgia: www.asianamericanadvocacyfund.org
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta: First and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast: www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org
- Atlanta Area Voter Registration Events: Women-led volunteer group focused on canvassing and lit drops to register new voters at metro apartment complexes and help voters request absentee ballots for the runoffs: https://bit.ly/38u3UMB
- Black Male Voter Project: Builds a movement that encourages black men to regularly and actively engage in the voting and electoral process: https://blackmalevoterproject.org
- Black Voters Matter Fund: Increases power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities: https://blackvotersmatterfund.org
- Color of Change: call parties: https://bit.ly/36uWo2o; texting: https://bit.ly/36yfYeh
- Democratic Party of Georgia: www.georgiademocrat.org; in-person/remote voter protection opportunities: http://bit.ly/keep-ga-blue; poll watching (out of state folks welcome to come here): http://bit.ly/poll-watch-legacy; phone bank for recruiting in-person ballot curing volunteers: http://tinyurl.com/GACanvassRecruitment
- Democratic Party County Committees (www.georgiademocrat.org/county-committees), including Camden: www.democratsofcamdencountyga.org; Chatham: www.ccdcgeorgia.com; Clayton:
- The Democratic Party of Clayton County, Georgia; Cobb: www.cobbdemocrats.org; DeKalb: https://dekalbdems.com; Dougherty: Dougherty County Democratic Party; Fayette: www.gafayettedems.org; Fulton: https://fultondems.org; Gwinnett: www.gwinnettdemocrats.com; Glynn: www.glynndems.org; Richmond: www.augustademocrats.net
- Common Cause Georgia: Non-partisan advocacy group working to strengthen public participation in democracy and ensure public officials/institutions are accountable/responsive to citizens: www.commoncause.org/georgia
- Fair Fight Action: Founded by Leader Stacey Abrams; promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourages voter participation in elections, and educates voters about elections and their voting rights: https://fairfight.com.
- Georgia Association of Latino Elected Ofﬁcials (GALEO): Recruiting bilingual volunteers to send holiday cards to Latinx voters about the Senate runoffs (bit.ly/galeofelicesfiestas) + phonebanking: bit.ly/galeovolunteers
- Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda: BIPOC-led; committed to voter registration, education, and mobilization: www.thepeoplesagenda.org
- Georgia Muslim Voter Project: Activates Muslim voters to elevate their voices: www.gamvp.org
- Georgia NAACP: Volunteer signup: https://bit.ly/35ap7ZU
- Georgia Postcard Project: Women-led grassroots project managing folks in Ga./around the country who write/send hundreds of thousands of postcards to Georgia voters and/or donate money for stamps: www.gapostcard.org
- Georgia Working Families Party: remote phone banking/texting and in-person canvassing for Georgians: www.mobilize.us/ga-wfp
- Indivisible Georgia Coalition: Indivisible Georgia Coalition; Indivisible GA-04: https://indivisiblega04.org
- Mijente PAC and GLAHR Action Network mobilize Latinos to win Georgia’s local and federal elections; seeking bilingual volunteers for Senate runoffs: www.mobilize.us/mijente
- New Georgia Project: A nonpartisan effort to register/engage Georgians, especially people of color, younger people, and unmarried women: https://newgeorgiaproject.org
- Political Rascals: Diverse group that supports progressive policies and candidates in Savannah, Ga. and the Southeast: www.politicalrascals.com
- Women Engaged: Supports power-building of Black women/young adults; includes a focus on voter registration/get out the vote: www.womenengaged.org
- Young Democrats of Georgia: Young Democrats of GeorgiaAlso:
- DSCC: Ongoing get out the vote phonebanks for Jon Ossoff/Rev. Raphael Warnock: www.mobilize.us/dscc/event/361426
- Ongoing GOTV opps: www.mobilize.us