01-24-2022

Dear DPG Local Leaders,

Welcome to another busy week in #gapol! Over the weekend, we marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade amid Georgia Republicans’ ongoing war on reproductive freedom.

This week, Democrats under the Gold Dome continue working hard for everyday Georgians while Republicans use the legislative session for election-year political grandstanding. We’re looking forward to a session of getting things done for Georgia and holding Republicans accountable for standing in the way.

Below are updates and action items for the week ahead. Please always feel free to reach out to pressoffice@georgiademocrat.org with feedback on how these weekly updates can be more helpful to you. Thank you!

– Team DPG

P.S. Were you forwarded this email and want to receive these weekly? Sign up here.

Weekly Messaging & Social Media Guidance 📝

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: 

1. As Georgia Democrats celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Georgia Republicans are waging war on reproductive freedom in Georgia.
  • Seventy percent of Georgians support the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, which affirmed forty-nine years ago the fundamental right of reproductive freedom.
  • Georgia Republicans like Governor Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr are using public office to support efforts restricting reproductive freedom in Georgia, while GOP Senate candidates like Herschel Walker support total bans on abortion – even in cases of rape or incest. 
  • Georgia Democrat are committed to protecting Georgians’ access to safe, legal abortion and stopping egregious government overreach into Georgians’ private reproductive health care decisions – starting with rejecting anti-choice Republicans at the ballot box.
2. Georgia Republicans are wasting time and taxpayer dollars on political stunts to pander to voters in an election year while ignoring the real issues that impact everyday Georgians.
  • Whether it’s federal lawsuits or sham extreme bills, we have seen time and again that Republicans running up and down the ticket are willing to waste taxpayer money, jeopardize Georgians’ lives, and further divide our state all to score cheap political points.
  • If Republicans actually cared about Georgians’ wellbeing, they would fully expand Medicaid or mount a meaningful campaign to protect Georgians from COVID-19 – not work to ban books and put more guns on our streets. 
  • Georgia deserves leaders who will put the needs of the people first. It’s time for Georgia Republicans to put aside their election-year political theater and join Democrats in working to make Georgia families’ lives better.
3. President Biden and Democrats’ historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is kickstarting a new era of progress and growth for Georgia. 
  • This landmark bill could create around 400,000 new jobs in Georgia alone over the next ten years while revitalizing our roads, fixing our bridges, and stimulating economic growth. 
  • We won’t have to wait to see these investments – Georgia will receive $45 million to replace and repair our bridges this year alone. And over the next five years, we can expect to receive $8.9 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs.
  • The transformative investments in this bill wouldn’t have been possible without Georgia Democrats. It’s shameful that Georgia Republicans like Brian Kemp, Herschel Walker, and all eight of Georgia House Republicans refused to support this crucial legislation and the boost to Georgia’s economy it will provide. 
     
EXAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

1. 

70% percent of Georgians support the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade. We must do everything in our power to protect reproductive freedom – starting with rejecting anti-choice Republicans at the ballot box. #gapol

2. 
Republicans are focused on political grandstanding more than the issues that actually matter. If they actually cared about Georgians, they’d fully expand Medicaid or get serious about fighting COVID-19 – not work to ban books and put more guns on our streets. #gapol

3. 
Reminder before Georgia Republicans attend ribbon cuttings for exciting new infrastructure projects across Georgia: every single one stood against the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that made them possible. #gapol

Update from Our Voter Protection Team 🗳️

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is currently undergoing another round of voter roll purges. In the next few weeks, DPG will be organizing text and phone banking opportunities so volunteers can reach out to impacted voters – with your help, we can ensure those who are eligible to vote stay on the rolls! Be on the lookout for more information soon!

Organizing & Local Race Alerts 🚨

Our organizing team is reaching out to consistent Democratic voters to recruit more volunteers for an extremely busy year ahead. These calls have been very productive so far, so please join us for a shift one of the coming weeks. Sign up here

You can also check out DPG’s events page for opportunities to get connected to local Democrats in your area!

News from Around the State 🍑

Check out Fannin County Democrats’ incredible North Georgia Blue Podcast, where hosts discuss Democratic politics in the North Georgia area, in the 9th Congressional District, and across the state of Georgia. Check out the most recent episode here.
 
Supporting Georgia Democrats 💸

The Democratic Party of Georgia is thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped and re-energized recurring donor program, Blue Georgia Democrats. The program offers three inclusive levels: Good Troublemakers, Blue Wave Democrats, and Chair’s Circle. Each investment level includes fun perks such as stickers, t-shirts, monthly newsletters, strategy update calls, and more. To learn more about the Blue Georgia Democrats, or to get involved yourself, please click here.

01-18-2022

Dear DPG Local Leaders,

We hope everyone had a meaningful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day yesterday. It was inspiring to see Georgia Democrats across the state honor Dr. King’s legacy with acts of service and advocacy, especially as we continue the fight for voting rights. Leading up to the holiday, Democrats welcomed President Biden and Vice President Harris to Atlanta last week to push for federal action to protect the vote.

This week, we are also celebrating the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, as well as the swearing-in of Senator Jon Ossoff and Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock. We’ll be highlighting the progress made in the past year on revitalizing our economy, getting shots in arms and saving lives, and creating jobs while rebuilding our infrastructure.

Below are updates and action items for the week ahead. Please always feel free to reach out to pressoffice@georgiademocrat.org with feedback on how these weekly updates can be more helpful to you. Thank you!

– Team DPG

P.S. Were you forwarded this email and want to receive these weekly? Sign up here.

Weekly Messaging & Social Media Guidance 📝

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: 

1. One year after President Biden and Vice President Harris were inaugurated and Democrats took back the Senate thanks to Senators Jon Ossoff and Rev Raphael Warnock, Georgia’s economy is flourishing thanks to Democrats’ economic leadership.

  • The country saw the greatest year of job creation in American history, with more than 6 million jobs created, as well as the sharpest single-year drop in unemployment in American history. In December 2021, Georgia saw the lowest unemployment rate in the state’s history.
  • Despite unanimous opposition from Brian Kemp and Georgia’s GOP congressional delegation, President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan has gotten hundreds of thousands of Georgians back to work, reduced child poverty, and bolstered Georgia’s local and state budgets.
  • Democrats also passed President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – a once-in-a-generation investment in jobs and economic competitiveness for Georgia and America, which experts estimate could create around 400,000 new jobs in Georgia alone over the next ten years.

2. After President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Atlanta last week to urge Congress to protect voting rights, Georgia Democrats’ commitment to ensuring equal access to the ballot box is stronger than ever.

  • Georgians were thrilled to welcome President Biden and Vice President Harris back to Georgia last week to speak to the urgent need to pass federal voting rights legislation.
  • With Brian Kemp and Georgia Republicans unabashedly attacking Georgians’ access to the ballot box and undermining the integrity of our election system, Georgia has become the focal point of the nationwide voter suppression movement. 
  • The President and Vice President’s trip serves as a strong reinforcement that the Biden-Harris administration and Democrats will not relent in the fight to safeguard our democracy and protect every American’s right to vote.
  • Georgia Democrats will continue to use every tool in our toolbox to fight voter suppression – in the courthouses, in the state legislature, and in Congress.

3. Brian Kemp and Republicans continue their election-year grandstanding and shows us that he will continue to shamelessly put politics ahead of the actual needs of Georgia families and kids.

  • In his State of the State address last week, Brian Kemp attempted to rewrite his disastrous record and proposed more extreme policies that would leave our state further behind – even after new rankings came out last week that showed Georgia ranks near the bottom of all states when it comes to health, safety, and education.
  • If Kemp actually cared about Georgians’ wellbeing, he would fully expand Medicaid or mount a meaningful campaign to protect Georgians from COVID-19 – not work to ban books and put more guns on our streets. 
  • Kemp will not be able to distract Georgians from his failed leadership with last-minute, long-overdue financial bumps for workers. His address made it clearer than ever that Georgia deserves a strong Democratic governor who will put the people first and invest in hardworking Georgians all the time, not just during an election year. 

EXAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

1. 
One year after the inauguration of @POTUS & @VP, America and Georgia’s economy is booming. Our country saw the greatest year of job creation and sharpest drop in unemployment in American history. #gapol

2. 
After @POTUS and @VP visited Georgia last week, Democrats are doubling down in the fight for voting rights. We will use every tool in our toolbox to fight voter suppression – in the courthouses, in the state legislature, and in Congress.. #gapol

3. 
Brain Kemp and Republicans are just using the legislative session for political grandstanding. If they actually cared about Georgians, they’d fully expand Medicaid or get serious about fighting COVID-19 – not work to ban books and put more guns on our streets. #gapol

Update from Our Voter Protection Team 🗳️

The Secretary of State’s office is currently undergoing another round of voter roll purges. In the next few weeks, DPG will be organizing text and phone banking opportunities so volunteers can reach out to impacted voters – with your help, we can ensure those who are eligible to vote stay on the rolls! Be on the lookout for more information soon!

Organizing & Local Race Alerts 🚨

Our organizing team is reaching out to consistent Democratic voters to recruit more volunteers for an extremely busy year ahead. These calls have been very productive so far, so please join us for a shift one of the coming weeks. Sign up here

You can also check out DPG’s events page for opportunities to get connected to local Democrats in your area!

News from Around the State 🍑

This month’s County Chairs call will be this Thursday, January 20, at 6:30pm. Check your emails for more information. This is the only call option this month.

Check out Fannin County Democrats’ incredible North Georgia Blue Podcast, where hosts discuss Democratic politics in the North Georgia area, in the 9th Congressional District, and across the state of Georgia. Last week, they spoke with Preston Thompson, Campaign Manager for the GA House Democratic Committee – listen here

Supporting Georgia Democrats 💸

The Democratic Party of Georgia is thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped and re-energized recurring donor program, Blue Georgia Democrats. The program offers three inclusive levels: Good Troublemakers, Blue Wave Democrats, and Chair’s Circle. Each investment level includes fun perks such as stickers, t-shirts, monthly newsletters, strategy update calls, and more. To learn more about the Blue Georgia Democrats, or to get involved yourself, please click here.

12-13-2021

Dear DPG Local Leaders,

This week, Georgia Democrats are celebrating the arrival of the sixth round of Child Tax Credits in 91% of Georgia families’ bank accounts, delivering relief to middle-class Georgians across the state. We’re also rounding off a packed month of events highlighting the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and its impact on every corner of Georgia, including events in Albany and Augusta last week. Stay tuned for more updates soon!

Meanwhile, vicious infighting continues in the GOP primaries for statewide office. While republicans are locked in bitter primary battles and completely ignoring the needs of working families, Democrats are united and will continue to keep our focus on actually delivering for Georgians.

Below are updates and action items for the week ahead. Please always feel free to reach out to pressoffice@georgiademocrat.org with feedback on how these weekly updates can be more helpful to you. Thank you!

– Team DPG

P.S. Were you forwarded this email and want to receive these weekly? Sign up here

Update from Our Voter Protection Team 🗳️

Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about changes under SB 202 and ensure every Georgia voter had the resources needed to cast a ballot in the 2021 municipal elections! With the 2022 election cycle heating up, our voter education efforts will continue to ramp up as well. Stay tuned for more updates, but in the meantime, keep working to make sure everyone you know is registered to vote ahead of the crucial midterm elections next year! 

Weekly Messaging & Social Media Guidance 📝

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK:

1. The sixth installment of the Child Tax Credit will begin to hit bank accounts this week, continuing to provide a financial lifeline to middle-class families across the state.

  • 91% of Georgia families with children will begin receiving the sixth round of tax cuts from the Child Tax Credit program, one of the largest-ever single-year tax cuts for families with children in history, passed as part of President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan.
  • The tax cuts are already delivering relief to middle-class families who need them most, helping them afford basic necessities from groceries and school supplies to utilities and rent.
  • The Child Tax Credit is boosting Georgia’s middle class and slashing child poverty nationwide, with experts predicting the tax cuts could lift more than 170,000 Georgia children out of poverty.

2. While Republicans are busy fighting each other, Democrats are united and focused solely on delivering for working Georgians on the issues that actually affect their lives.

  • Republicans like Brian Kemp and David Perdue have failed Georgians at every level of leadership, and voters can clearly see that the GOP has no real ideas to help working families or move Georgia forward – just conspiracy theories and divisiveness. 
  • Meanwhile, GOP Senate candidates are doubling down on their extreme stances on issues like abortion, and frontrunner Herschel Walker continues to offer little by way of a policy platform and keep his campaign behind closed doors. 
  • No matter who emerges from Republicans’ messy primary season, Democrats are the only ones actually delivering on the issues Georgians care about, like recovering from COVID-19 and expanding access to health care.
  • Georgia Democrats are ready to elect a strong Democratic governor for our state, re-elect Senator Reverend Raphael, and win up and down the ballot in 2022.

3. Between his Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and bold economic agenda, President Biden is taking action to fix our supply chains and lower costs for Georgia families.

  • With millions allocated for Georgia ports, including $8 million for the Port of Savannah, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will deliver immediate relief to ease the pandemic’s pressure on our supply chains.
  • Average gas prices across Georgia have continued to fall this week, following President Biden’s swift and decisive action on energy prices. Over the past month, average gas prices have dropped by 10% and continue to trend downward.
  • Democrats will continue to take bold action to revitalize our economy from the pandemic – despite Republicans’ best efforts to stand in the way.

EXAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:
1. 91% of Georgia families with children will begin receiving the sixth round of tax cuts from the Child Tax Credit program. President Biden and Democrats have working families’ backs. #gapol 
2. While Republicans race to the right and double down on their election conspiracies, bickering, and extreme stances on issues like abortion, Georgia Democrats are staying focused on real policies that help middle-class Georgia families. #gapol 

3. These supply chain issues you’ve heard about? Joe Biden and Democrats are on it. 
With millions allocated for Georgia ports, including $8 million for the Port of Savannah, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering immediate relief to our supply chains. #gapol

Organizing & Local Race Alerts 🚨

DPG is gearing up for what will be a busy 2022 election cycle! If you would like to continue helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot next year, please fill out DPG’s volunteer interest form.

You can also check out DPG’s events page for opportunities to get connected to local Democrats in your area! 

News from Around the State 🍑

This month’s Congressional District Chairs call will be TODAY, Monday, December 13 at 7:00pm, and the County Chairs call will be on Thursday, December 16 at 6:30pm. Check your emails for more information.

DPG partner Emerge Georgia is still accepting applications for their 2022 Candidate Bootcamp! This training is open to self-identified Democratic women planning to run for office in 2022, and will help you gain the skills you need to turbocharge your campaign and cross the finish line strong. Applications are open now and close December 20th. Reach out to maggie@emergega.org with any questions.  

Supporting Georgia Democrats 💸

The Democratic Party of Georgia is thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped and re-energized recurring donor program, Blue Georgia Democrats. The program offers three inclusive levels: Good Troublemakers, Blue Wave Democrats, and Chair’s Circle. Each investment level includes fun perks such as stickers, t-shirts, monthly newsletters, strategy update calls, and more. To learn more about the Blue Georgia Democrats, or to get involved yourself, please click here.

12-20-2021

Dear DPG Local Leaders,

This will be our last weekly email until 2022! As we head into the holidays, we are celebrating a year of wins, from the landmark American Rescue Plan, to our historic economic recovery, to the rapid roll-out of vaccines, to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s unprecedented investments in revitalizing our communities. 

All of this is thanks to you – the organizers, staff, elected officials, volunteers, and voters who made these incredible wins possible for Georgia and the nation. As we gear up for 2022, we’re ready to do it all over again and show the nation that Georgia is a blue state.

Below are updates and action items for the week ahead. Please always feel free to reach out to pressoffice@georgiademocrat.org with feedback on how these weekly updates can be more helpful to you. 

Merry Christmas to those celebrating and Happy Holidays to all!


– Team DPG


P.S. Were you forwarded this email and want to receive these weekly? Sign up here.

Update from Our Voter Protection Team 🗳️

With the 2022 election cycle heating up, our voter education efforts will continue to ramp up as well. Stay tuned for more updates, but in the meantime, keep working to make sure everyone you know is registered to vote ahead of the crucial midterm elections next year!
 
Weekly Messaging & Social Media Guidance 📝

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: 

1. As you prepare for the holidays, please protect yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated or boosted and wearing a mask in public indoor settings.

 

  • The Omicron variant is more transmissible, with medical experts anticipating it will lead to a rise in cases. The best protection against the Omicron variant is getting fully vaccinated. The vaccines work against Omicron, especially for people who get booster shots when they are eligible.
  • If you are in public indoor settings, experts recommend wearing a mask. There is clear guidance that shows this helps slow the spread of the virus.
  • This is not a moment to panic, because we know how to protect people and we have the tools to do it. But every Georgian and American needs to do their part to protect themselves and their communities.
 

2. As Georgians prepare to travel home for the holidays, they can celebrate President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investing millions of dollars in Georgia’s transportation. 

 

  • President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, passed last month with the help of Georgia Democrats despite unanimous opposition from Republicans, will deliver billions of dollars to improve transportation across Georgia — investing in airports, passenger rail, and roads.
  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will rebuild, expand and improve the infrastructure of our passenger railways, including a potential line from Atlanta through Macon to Savannah.
  • Thanks to a bipartisan provision championed by Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law paves the way for the I-14 interstate connecting Columbus to Augusta.
  • Georgia will also see improvements and expansions of airports to make travel better and safer for the American people – including $92 million for Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, $5.4 million for Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, $2.7 million for Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, and about $1 million each for airports in Albany, Columbus, Valdosta, Brunswick, and Macon.
 

3. While Republicans are busy fighting each other, Democrats are focused solely on delivering for working Georgians on the issues that actually affect their lives.
 

  • Republicans like Brian Kemp and David Perdue have failed Georgians at every level of leadership, and voters can clearly see that the GOP has no real ideas to help working families or move Georgia forward – just conspiracy theories and divisiveness. 
  • Meanwhile, GOP Senate candidates are doubling down on their extreme stances on issues like abortion, and frontrunner Herschel Walker continues to offer little by way of a policy platform and keep his campaign behind closed doors. 
  • No matter who emerges from Republicans’ messy primary season, Democrats are the only ones actually delivering on the issues Georgians care about, like recovering from COVID-19 and expanding access to health care. 
  • Georgia Democrats are ready to elect a strong Democratic governor for our state, re-elect Senator Reverend Raphael, and win up and down the ballot in 2022.
 

EXAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

 

1. The best protection against the Omicron variant is getting fully vaccinated. Protect yourself and your loved ones this holiday season by getting your vaccine or your booster.

 

2. Here’s something for Georgians to celebrate: as you head home for the holidays, whether you’re flying out of ATL or hitting the road, President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is going to deliver huge investments in Georgia’s transportation! #gapol

 

3. Republicans bicker. Democrats deliver. While GA Republicans are busy racing one other to the right, Georgia Democrats are focused on real solutions to help working families. #gapol
 

Organizing & Local Race Alerts 🚨

DPG is gearing up for what will be a busy 2022 election cycle! If you would like to continue helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot next year, please fill out DPG’s volunteer interest form.

You can also check out DPG’s events page for opportunities to get connected to local Democrats in your area!
 
News from Around the State 🍑

Last week’s North Georgia Blue Podcast featured DPG’s own Saira Draper, Director of Voter Protection. Saira explains her role and the myriad ways DPG is working to defend voting rights for all Georgians, and also provides solid, specific actions listeners can take to help fight voter suppression in our state. Listen here!

Today is the last day to apply for DPG partner Emerge Georgia’s 2022 Candidate Bootcamp! This training is open to self-identified Democratic women planning to run for office in 2022, and will help you gain the skills you need to turbocharge your campaign and cross the finish line strong. Apply by today, and reach out to maggie@emergega.org with any questions.
 
Supporting Georgia Democrats 💸

The Democratic Party of Georgia is thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped and re-energized recurring donor program, Blue Georgia Democrats. The program offers three inclusive levels: Good Troublemakers, Blue Wave Democrats, and Chair’s Circle. Each investment level includes fun perks such as stickers, t-shirts, monthly newsletters, strategy update calls, and more. To learn more about the Blue Georgia Democrats, or to get involved yourself, please click here.

12-13-2021

Dear DPG Local Leaders,

This week, Georgia Democrats are celebrating the arrival of the sixth round of Child Tax Credits in 91% of Georgia families’ bank accounts, delivering relief to middle-class Georgians across the state. We’re also rounding off a packed month of events highlighting the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and its impact on every corner of Georgia, including events in Albany and Augusta last week. Stay tuned for more updates soon!

Meanwhile, vicious infighting continues in the GOP primaries for statewide office. While republicans are locked in bitter primary battles and completely ignoring the needs of working families, Democrats are united and will continue to keep our focus on actually delivering for Georgians.

Below are updates and action items for the week ahead. Please always feel free to reach out to pressoffice@georgiademocrat.org with feedback on how these weekly updates can be more helpful to you. Thank you!

– Team DPG

P.S. Were you forwarded this email and want to receive these weekly? Sign up here

Update from Our Voter Protection Team 🗳️

Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about changes under SB 202 and ensure every Georgia voter had the resources needed to cast a ballot in the 2021 municipal elections! With the 2022 election cycle heating up, our voter education efforts will continue to ramp up as well. Stay tuned for more updates, but in the meantime, keep working to make sure everyone you know is registered to vote ahead of the crucial midterm elections next year! 

Weekly Messaging & Social Media Guidance 📝

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK:

1. The sixth installment of the Child Tax Credit will begin to hit bank accounts this week, continuing to provide a financial lifeline to middle-class families across the state.

  • 91% of Georgia families with children will begin receiving the sixth round of tax cuts from the Child Tax Credit program, one of the largest-ever single-year tax cuts for families with children in history, passed as part of President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan.
  • The tax cuts are already delivering relief to middle-class families who need them most, helping them afford basic necessities from groceries and school supplies to utilities and rent.
  • The Child Tax Credit is boosting Georgia’s middle class and slashing child poverty nationwide, with experts predicting the tax cuts could lift more than 170,000 Georgia children out of poverty.

2. While Republicans are busy fighting each other, Democrats are united and focused solely on delivering for working Georgians on the issues that actually affect their lives.

  • Republicans like Brian Kemp and David Perdue have failed Georgians at every level of leadership, and voters can clearly see that the GOP has no real ideas to help working families or move Georgia forward – just conspiracy theories and divisiveness. 
  • Meanwhile, GOP Senate candidates are doubling down on their extreme stances on issues like abortion, and frontrunner Herschel Walker continues to offer little by way of a policy platform and keep his campaign behind closed doors. 
  • No matter who emerges from Republicans’ messy primary season, Democrats are the only ones actually delivering on the issues Georgians care about, like recovering from COVID-19 and expanding access to health care.
  • Georgia Democrats are ready to elect a strong Democratic governor for our state, re-elect Senator Reverend Raphael, and win up and down the ballot in 2022.

3. Between his Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and bold economic agenda, President Biden is taking action to fix our supply chains and lower costs for Georgia families.

  • With millions allocated for Georgia ports, including $8 million for the Port of Savannah, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will deliver immediate relief to ease the pandemic’s pressure on our supply chains.
  • Average gas prices across Georgia have continued to fall this week, following President Biden’s swift and decisive action on energy prices. Over the past month, average gas prices have dropped by 10% and continue to trend downward.
  • Democrats will continue to take bold action to revitalize our economy from the pandemic – despite Republicans’ best efforts to stand in the way.

EXAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:
1. 91% of Georgia families with children will begin receiving the sixth round of tax cuts from the Child Tax Credit program. President Biden and Democrats have working families’ backs. #gapol 
2. While Republicans race to the right and double down on their election conspiracies, bickering, and extreme stances on issues like abortion, Georgia Democrats are staying focused on real policies that help middle-class Georgia families. #gapol 

3. These supply chain issues you’ve heard about? Joe Biden and Democrats are on it. 
With millions allocated for Georgia ports, including $8 million for the Port of Savannah, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering immediate relief to our supply chains. #gapol

Organizing & Local Race Alerts 🚨

DPG is gearing up for what will be a busy 2022 election cycle! If you would like to continue helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot next year, please fill out DPG’s volunteer interest form.

You can also check out DPG’s events page for opportunities to get connected to local Democrats in your area! 

News from Around the State 🍑

This month’s Congressional District Chairs call will be TODAY, Monday, December 13 at 7:00pm, and the County Chairs call will be on Thursday, December 16 at 6:30pm. Check your emails for more information.

DPG partner Emerge Georgia is still accepting applications for their 2022 Candidate Bootcamp! This training is open to self-identified Democratic women planning to run for office in 2022, and will help you gain the skills you need to turbocharge your campaign and cross the finish line strong. Applications are open now and close December 20th. Reach out to maggie@emergega.org with any questions.  

Supporting Georgia Democrats 💸

The Democratic Party of Georgia is thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped and re-energized recurring donor program, Blue Georgia Democrats. The program offers three inclusive levels: Good Troublemakers, Blue Wave Democrats, and Chair’s Circle. Each investment level includes fun perks such as stickers, t-shirts, monthly newsletters, strategy update calls, and more. To learn more about the Blue Georgia Democrats, or to get involved yourself, please click here.

11-29-2021

Dear DPG Local Leaders,

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! Runoff elections for several races across the state are tomorrow, and we are encouraging everyone who lives in a city with a runoff to make a plan to vote.

Below are updates and action items for the week ahead. Please always feel free to reach out to pressoffice@georgiademocrat.org with feedback on how these weekly updates can be more helpful to you. Thank you!

– Team DPG

P.S. Were you forwarded this email and want to receive these weekly? Sign up here.

Weekly Messaging & Social Media Guidance 📝

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: 

1. In addition to revitalizing our state’s roads, bridges, and highways, President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will deliver access to reliable and affordable high speed internet for all Georgians.

  • The internet is necessary for folks to do their jobs, participate equally in school learning, access health care, and stay connected, yet too many Georgians live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides quality, fast, reliable internet – a particular problem in rural communities.
  • President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will deliver at least $100 million to Georgia to help provide broadband coverage across the state and ensure every Georgian has access to reliable high-speed internet, including providing access to the at least 649,000 Georgians who currently lack it. 
  • The legislation will also help lower prices for internet service and help close the digital divide, so that more Georgians can afford internet access. 187,000 or 31% of people in Georgia will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
    After years of all-talk and no action from Republicans in Washington and Georgia alike, the Biden-Harris administration, Senators Ossoff and Reverend Warnock, and Georgia Democrats are delivering much-needed investments in our infrastructure – despite unanimous GOP opposition.

2. With the House passage of the Build Back Better Act, President Biden and Georgia’s House Democrats are delivering on a transformative and overwhelmingly popular investment in Georgia workers and families.

  • The Build Back Better Act will create millions of good-paying jobs, expand access to health care, lower costs, and cut taxes for millions of middle-class families across our state – all without raising taxes a single cent for middle-class Georgians.
  • Because of Democratic leadership, childhood poverty will be cut in half, housing costs will be reduced, America will take a huge step toward addressing the climate crisis, families will be able to afford child care and have universal access to high-quality pre-k, and small businesses will have the resources they need to get through this pandemic and thrive. 
  • While Georgia Republicans go to bat for corporations and the ultra-wealthy, Democrats are moving forward with the Build Back Better Act to help everyday Georgians get back on track, reward work not wealth, and build a fair economy that works for everyone.

3. After Georgia Republicans passed rigged maps in an attempt to hold on to their dwindling power, Democrats will not stop fighting for the fair maps that Georgians deserve.

  • Georgians asked for a transparent redistricting process and fair maps, and Republicans failed tremendously on both fronts by ramming through the legislature maps that do not reflect the Georgia of today. 
  • The maps pushed by Republicans this month are yet another part of the GOP’s disgraceful voter suppression campaign designed to silence millions of Georgians’ voices in order to cling on to power.
  • Georgia is becoming more diverse and more evenly divided politically, but Republicans’ maps disproportionately advantage one political party and diminish the political power of people of color. 
  • Depriving Georgians of the ability to elect their candidates of choice is an egregious assault on our democracy, and it shows just how little Republicans care about Georgia voters. 

EXAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

1. 
Internet access is essential for Georgians to do their jobs, participate equally in school learning, access health care, & stay connected. 

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will deliver a minimum of $100 million to provide broadband coverage in Georgia. #gapol 

2. 
The Build Back Better Act will create millions of good-paying jobs, expand access to health care, lower costs, & cut taxes for millions of Georgia families — all without raising taxes for the middle-class. President Biden & Georgia Democrats are delivering for our state. #gapol

3. FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 ONLY
Today is election day for many local communities having runoffs! Head to https://bit.ly/gaeday2021 to make your plan to vote — and if you have any issues or questions, call the voter protection hotline: 888-730-5816. #gapol

Update from Our Voter Protection Team 🗳️

Tomorrow is runoff election day in several municipal races across Georgia! Go to mvp.sos.ga.gov to check if your city has a runoff election, and make a plan to vote if so! 

For voters who have received an absentee ballot, fill it out and drop it off in person at your county registrar’s office by tomorrow. For voters who never requested or received an absentee ballot, make a plan to vote in person tomorrow at your assigned precinct. Find more information and make your plan to vote here.

Call DPG’s Voter Protection Hotline at 1-888-730-5816 for any questions.

Organizing & Local Race Alerts 🚨

Join Georgia Democrats for our final phonebanks for the municipal election runoffs! Sign up here to help get out the vote and elect Democrats to critical local positions throughout the state.

If you’d like to phone bank outside of our Tuesday hours, reach out to our organizing team (matt@georgiademorat.org or ernest@georgiademocrat.org) to get all set up.

DPG has also create this handy resource guide as a one-stop shop for anyone interested in getting involved in keeping Georgia blue, whether by volunteering, joining local leadership, or running for office yourself. Please share this far and wide with your networks so we can maintain a strong base of Democrats across the state invested in keeping Georgia blue!

News from Around the State 🍑

Georgia’s Seventh District Democrats are hosting a breakfast event Saturday, December 4 from 10am-12pm at Pickney Ville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, GA 30071. Please contact Cheryl Williams at gw6060@aol.com for more information.

DPG partner Emerge Georgia is currently accepting applications for their 2022 Candidate Bootcamp! This training is open to self-identified Democratic women planning to run for office in 2022, and will help you gain the skills you need to turbocharge your campaign and cross the finish line strong. Applications are open now and close December 3rd. Reach out to maggie@emergega.org with any questions. 

Check out Fannin County Democrats’ incredible North Georgia Blue Podcast, where hosts discuss Democratic politics in the North Georgia area, in the 9th Congressional District, and across the state of Georgia. This week’s episode features Jessica Newton Orvis, Vice-Chair of the Bulloch County Democrats. 

Supporting Georgia Democrats 💸

We are excited to close the year out with two events in December. First, we will have our Strategy Update Call on Tuesday, December 7th at 8pm. This virtual event will be a good opportunity to hear from members of the DPG team about our plans to win in 2022. We hope that you will come prepared with questions and join the conversation. You can RSVP for the call here

Second, we will hold an in-person holiday celebration on Sunday, December 12th from 3pm until 6pm at Wild Heaven West End, located at 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. This will be our first real opportunity to come together and celebrate our successes in 2020 and 2021. You can RSVP for the gathering here. While both events are free, we welcome you to chip in any amount that you can to help us close the year out strong. We hope to see you at one or both events!

11-08-2021

Dear DPG Local Leaders,

Last Tuesday’s municipal elections were a huge success for Democrats – from the metro Atlanta area to Southwest Georgia to the coast, Democrats flipped 41 municipal seats across the state for a net gain of 35 seats statewide. DPG congratulates all of the Democratic candidates who won and is immensely proud of and grateful for all Democrats who ran hard-fought races across the state, as well as for the dedicated volunteers who helped get out the vote. Read more about it here.

On Friday, House Democrats passed President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, which will bring critical investments to Georgia. This is a BIG win for our state and our country, and we will be reminding folks from now until the midterm elections that Georgia Democrats delivered while not a single Georgia Republican supported this historic legislation.

Below are updates and action items for the week ahead. Please always feel free to reach out to pressoffice@georgiademocrat.org with feedback on how these weekly updates can be more helpful to you. Thank you!

– Team DPG

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Weekly Messaging & Social Media Guidance 📝

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: 

1. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will bring critical investments and a new generation of economic growth to Georgia.

  • Georgians sent President Biden to the White House to bring people together and deliver historic progress for our state, and the final passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal shows that he is delivering on his promise. 
  • This extraordinary package will create thousands of good-paying union jobs, make a long-overdue investment in Georgia’s broadband, stimulate our economy, and revitalize our state’s roads, bridges, and transportation — leaving no community in Georgia behind. 
  • Thanks to the Biden-Harris administration, Senators Ossoff and Reverend Warnock, and Georgia House Democrats — and not a single Georgia Republican — millions of Georgia workers, small businesses, and families will see a new generation of economic growth and equity.
  • Georgia can expect to receive $8.9 billion for roads, $225 million for bridges, $1.4 billion for public transportation, at least $100 million for broadband, and $135 million to support electric vehicles.

2. As the special session for redistricting continues this week in Georgia, Republicans are shamefully rushing a process that will impact Georgians for decades to come. 

  • It is disgraceful that Georgia Republicans are continuing to ram their redistricting proposals through the legislature. Senate Republicans plan to bring their map up for full Senate consideration less than a week after publicly releasing it, while House Republicans are still making last-minute changes to their map and not allowing the public sufficient time to review.
  • If Republicans don’t slow down and address Georgians’ and nonpartisan experts’ numerous concerns about the fairness of their proposed maps, then this redistricting process will become nothing more than a sham.
  • The eventual legislative maps will impact Georgians for the next decade, and elected officials must listen to the public and ensure we get it right. 
    Democrats will not stop fighting for fair maps that actually reflect Georgia’s diversity and partisan makeup.

3. From record economic growth to making vaccines available for kids, President Biden and Democrats continue to deliver for Georgians.

  • Week after week, Georgia and America are bouncing back from the tolls of the pandemic thanks to President Biden’s economic plan. Last week, U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 14,000 claims — a new pandemic low — and last month, Georgia’s unemployment rate hit 3.2% — a 20-year low.
  • Thanks to President Biden’s leadership, the United States reached a turning point in our battle against COVID-19 as the FDA authorized the emergency use of a safe, effective vaccine for children ages 5-11. This eagerly awaited authorization will mean reassurance for parents that their kids will have protection against the spread of coronavirus and help children stay safe in schools.
  • Now, the Build Back Better framework is poised to make even more investments in families and the middle class. The framework will lower Georgians’ bills for health care, child care, prescription drugs, and preschool — all while cutting taxes for families.

EXAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:

1. 
Georgians sent President Biden, VP Harris, Senators Ossoff and Reverend Warnock, and our House Delegation to Washington to bring people together and deliver bold progress for Georgia. With the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, they are delivering on that promise. #gapol

2. 
Georgia Republicans’ efforts to ram through their redistricting proposals are disgraceful. The public deserves to weigh in on this process, and Georgians deserve fair maps. #gapol https://bit.ly/3bShkCn

3. 
Week after week, Georgia and America are bouncing back thanks to President Biden’s economic plan. Last week, U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 14,000 claims — a new pandemic low — and last month, Georgia’s unemployment rate hit 3.2% — a 20-year low. #gapol

Update from Our Voter Protection Team 🗳️

Municipal elections aren’t over in some parts of Georgia! Several races have gone to a runoff, which will be Tuesday, November 30. County boards of elections are currently setting dates, times, and locations for early voting, so stay tuned to find out how to cast your runoff election ballot.

Call DPG’s Voter Protection Hotline at 1-888-730-5816 for any questions.

Organizing & Local Race Alerts 🚨

DPG is texting Georgia voters with information to call their Republican state legislators and demand they slow down the redistricting process, and you can join us. Call your Republican State Senators and Representative to let them know you believe Georgians deserve fair maps and an open, transparent redistricting process – and that means Republicans must slow down and engage with the public before rushing their maps through the legislature. Find your Senator’s contact information here and your Representative’s contact information here.

Ahead of the municipal runoff elections on November 30, Georgia Democrats are hosting weekly phone banks to get out the voteSign up here to help elect Democrats to critical local positions throughout the state! If you’d like to phone bank outside of our Tuesday hours, reach out to our organizing team (matt@georgiademorat.org or ernest@georgiademocrat.org) to get all set up.

DPG has also create this handy resource guide as a one-stop shop for anyone interested in getting involved in keeping Georgia blue, whether by volunteering, joining local leadership, or running for office yourself. Please share this far and wide with your networks so we can maintain a strong base of Democrats across the state invested in keeping Georgia blue!

News from Around the State 🍑

Tonight at 7:00pm, DPG is holding a Listening Session for County and Congressional District Chairs to let us know what you think we should be looking for in our new Executive Director. DPG will also host four other listening sessions – led by Vice Chair Sarah Todd and Treasurer Jason Esteves – over the next two weeks for specific Congressional Districts. Check your email for more information. 

November’s County Chairs call options are Monday, November 11 or Thursday, November 18. Check your emails for more information! 

Check out Fannin County Democrats’ incredible North Georgia Blue Podcast, where hosts discuss Democratic politics in the North Georgia area, in the 9th Congressional District, and across the state of Georgia. Check out the most recent episode here.

Shout out to Randolph County Democrats Chair Bobby Jenkins, who was quoted in Politico discussing Democrats’ rural organizing efforts:

  • The Georgia Senate runoffs earlier this year also showed how rural voters can deliver for the party. The county that had the highest percentage of returning voters, from November 2020 to the early-January runoff, was Randolph County — a small county in the Black Belt, where just under 90 percent of voters returned in the runoffs, according to an analysis from GPB.
  • Bobby Jenkins, the chair of the Randolph County Democratic Committee, chalked up his county’s high return rate to having the ability to hire paid canvassers to go door-to-door before the runoff, due to a rush of resources that flooded the state ahead of the runoffs. He added that visits from both Democratic candidates — now-Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock — to the county seat of Cuthbert helped energize voters.
  • “We’re accustomed to people overlooking the rural areas,” said Jenkins, who was elected mayor of Cuthbert on Tuesday. “But the rural population, that was key for Democrats. And it is going to be key, looking to the future. … We can’t just depend on the urban areas.”

Supporting Georgia Democrats 💸

The Democratic Party of Georgia is thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped and re-energized recurring donor program, Blue Georgia Democrats. The program offers three inclusive levels: Good Troublemakers, Blue Wave Democrats, and Chair’s Circle. Each investment level includes fun perks such as stickers, t-shirts, monthly newsletters, strategy update calls, and more. To learn more about the Blue Georgia Democrats, or to get involved yourself, please click here.