Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) congratulates Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock on his historic victory in Georgia. He will represent Georgians as the first Black Senator from the state.
“Congratulations to Reverend Raphael Warnock on his historic and hard-fought Senate victory in Georgia,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “The human cost of environmental injustice is devastating and pervasive to many Georgians and communities across the nation. That’s why it is so critical we have leaders like Rev. Raphael Warnock in the Senate who will fight for just solutions. We are thrilled to work together to ensure a healthier and safer future for all communities.”
“Reverend Raphael Warnock is a longtime champion for environmental justice and I’m so proud to have him represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate,” said Georgia Conservation Voters Executive Director Brionté McCorkle. “He will fight hard every day for bold and just solutions to the climate crisis to bring clean water, clean air, and clean energy to all communities in Georgia.”
Ahead of the election in November, LCV’s GreenRoots member mobilization program turned out LCV members to volunteer with the Biden, Warnock, Ossoff, McBath, and Bourdeaux campaigns as part of a nationwide field program to help elect environmental champions that engaged nearly 2,600 LCV members. In anticipation of the runoff election GreenRoots organizers recruited LCV members to continue volunteering with the Warnock campaign and writing letters to Georgia voters through the group’s continued partnership with VoteForward. LCV members contacted nearly 25,000 Georgians through phone banks and canvasses and wrote letters to 4,600 voters.
Environmental donors contributed over$1.85 million to Georgia candidates via GiveGreen. GiveGreen — a partnership between LCV Victory Fund, NextGen America and the NRDC Action Fund PAC that helps grassroots donors directly contribute to pro-environment candidates — raised a record $44.6 million for the 2020 cycle. LCV Victory Fund invested more than $1.1 million in the Georgia Senate runoffs. The investment included a six-figure digital ad campaign calling attention to Loeffler’s ties to special interests including Georgia Power, and the contrast with Warnock’s support for clean air, clean water, and climate action. LCV Victory Fund also provided direct support for Family Friendly Action PAC and BlackPAC’s door-to-door canvassing efforts to Get Out The Vote in Georgia.
LCV Action Fund endorsed Warnock because of his strong commitment to and experience with climate and environmental justice.