The Biden Harris team has big plans to correct the US course on issues like climate change, healthcare, and racial justice. But in order to do the work, they will need Democratic victories in both of the Georgia election runoffs.
Two democratic wins in Georgia would bring the number of Democratic senators to fifty. The Senate races in North Carolina and Alaska are likely to go to Republicans, which brings the Republican total to fifty. While Democrats did work to win a majority in the Senate, becoming at least equal in power to the GOP is crucial; if Democrats stay stuck in the minority, that will make it nearly impossible for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to enact the policies that Americans elected them for.
The Georgia election is a chance for the state to break its own barriers: to elect two Democrats in runoffs forced by an antiquated Jim Crow rule and to continue the trend toward Democratic leadership that delivered the state for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
And as Georgians endure droughts, storms, and rising seas, voters in the runoff have a chance to deliver two Democratic senators who will help deliver climate action and environmental justice for the nation.