Raphael Warnock

Rev. Raphael Warnock, candidate for US Senate
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Candidate for US Senate

Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) is the senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and is running for US Senate in 2020.

Warnock’s website

Signature Issues

The Right to Affordable Healthcare — Warnock has been a passionate advocate for expanding healthcare access and supports a public option.

Protecting Voting Rights — Warnock supports the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, making election day a national holiday and expanded vote-by-mail options.

Restoring the Dignity of Work — Warnock supports “honest wages, protected retirement, and fair overtime compensation.”

Fundraising

Warnock had raised $4.3 million as of 6/30, with $1.5 million of that on hand.

Experience

Warnock has been senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005. He is the former chair of the New Georgia Project, a group focusing on voter registration. In 2014, he led a sit-in and was arrested protesting for Medicaid expansion at the state capitol. In 2017, he was arrested in DC protesting Trump’s budget cuts.

Endorsements

Warnock has been endorsed by some high-profile figures in the Democratic party, including Stacey Abrams and Senator Cory Booker.

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