Jon Ossoff is the Democratic candidate running in the special election in Georgia to fill the Congressional seat vacated by Tom Price, who was appointed secretary of Health & Human Services. Once considered an underdog, Ossoff now has a narrow lead in the polls against his Republican rival Karen Handel, a hardline conservative endorsed by Trump and Newt Gingrich.
One of the best ways to fight the extremism of the Trump era is to elect progressives & moderates in competitive districts around the country. Although tightly contested, this Georgia House race is an early opportunity to capitalize on Trump's unpopularity and elect Jon Ossoff, who has pledged to defend women's reproductive rights, combat climate change, fight discrimination and hate speech, and oppose the Citizens United decision allowing unchecked, anonymous money in politics.
Now is the time to get involved! Early voting in the June 20 runoff election began Tuesday, May 30th.
Volunteer for Jon's campaign, no matter where you live. You can make phone calls from home or share on social media. Get involved at https://electjon.com/volunteer/#act.
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Encourage friends & family in Georgia's 6th Congressional district to turn out for Jon.
Although this House seat has been in GOP control for a generation, Trump's radical agenda has put it in play. Trump won GA’s 6th district by only 1.5 percentage points -- substantially less than Mitt Romney's 23-point margin in the district in 2012.
But it's not a sure thing. Trump and rightwing PACs are fighting hard, pouring money into attack ads. Republicans also tend to do well in special elections, which typically have low turnouts.
We must seize this opportunity to elect a candidate who will represent our shared values instead of simply rubberstamping the Trump agenda. Let's carry #Jon Ossoff to victory in #Georgia6th!
JON OSSOFF: COMMITTED TO PROGRESS & JUSTICE
Congressman John Lewis has endorsed Ossoff: "Jon is committed to progress and justice and he knows how to fight the good fight. We should unite behind Jon and send a clear message that Donald Trump doesn't represent our values."
Jon's opponent, Karen Handel, supports repealing Obamacare, has called for defunding Planned Parenthood (an important source of healthcare for many low income women) and supports Trump's plan to build a wall along our nation's southern border.
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