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How To Best 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* through the links provided below.

Key Dates:

  • Now: Georgians can request absentee ballots for ANY of these elections:
  • Dec. 1: Runoffs for statewide seats (tentatively: Public Service Commission 4, State Senate 39, DA of Clarke/Oconee) + US House GA-5
  • Dec 7: Voter registration deadline for U.S. Senate election.
  • Dec 14: Early voting begins (details forthcoming).
  • Jan. 5: Runoffs for U.S. Senate.

The Candidates:

* Rev. Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate:

* Daniel Blackman for Public Service Commission, District 4:

* Deborah Gonzalez for District Attorney, Western Judicial Circuit (Clarke/Oconee counties):

Georgia Organizations:

* 159 Georgia Together: Our all-volunteer C4 group has a very diverse board and focuses on researching and sharing progressive volunteer opportunities across Georgia. Donations (100% used to boost Facebook posts like this): . Please also “Like” our public Facebook group ( ), and send us a message if you’d like to join our private group.

* ACLU of Georgia: Dedicated to preserving the civil liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights:

* Asian American Advocacy Fund: Grassroots 501(c)4 social welfare organization dedicated to building a politically-conscious, engaged, and progressive Asian American base in Georgia:

* 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:

* 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:

* Black Male Voter Project: Builds a movement that encourages black men to regularly and actively engage in the voting and electoral process:

* Black Voters Matter Fund: Increases power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities:

* Democratic Party of

* Common Cause Georgia: Non-partisan advocacy group working to strengthen public participation in democracy and ensure public officials/institutions are accountable/responsive to citizens:

* 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: Please also consider volunteering Nov. 14-15 for their Georgia phone and text bank:

* Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO): Committed to greater civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community across Georgia:

* Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda: BIPOC-led; committed to voter registration, education, and mobilization:

* Georgia Muslim Voter Project: Activates Muslim voters to elevate their voices:

* Georgia Postcard Project: Women-led grassroots project managing folks in Georgia/around the country who write/send hundreds of thousands of postcards to Georgia voters and/or donate money for stamps:

* Indivisible Georgia Coalition: ; Indivisible GA-04:

* NAACP Georgia: Volunteer signup:

* New Georgia Project: A nonpartisan effort to register/engage Georgians, especially people of color, younger people, and unmarried women:

* Political Rascals: Diverse group that supports progressive policies and candidates in Savannah, Georgia and the Southeast:

* Women Engaged: Supports the power-building of Black women and young adults and includes a focus on voter registration and get out the vote:

* Young Democrats of Georgia: