We’re witnessing Black history in the making!
Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta will be the first Black senator from Georgia as projected by CNN early this morning (Wednesday).
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A man of breaking barriers, Warnock is also the first Georgia Democrat elected to the Senate in 20 years. His historic win driven by years of voter registration initiatives led by former state House Democratic leader Stacey Abrams alongside other activists.
“I am an iteration and an example of the American dream,” said the senator-elect during his interview with CNN. “When I think about the arc of our history, what Georgia did last night is its own message in the midst of a moment in which so many people are trying to divide our country, at a time we can least afford to be divided.”
Previously, no Georgia Senate candidate received 50% of the vote in November, ultimately leading to two Senate runoffs.
Congratulations to Warnock on the historic victory!
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