With just days remaining in two critical runoffs for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, an unprecedented effort is unfolding to turn out LGBTQ and progressive voters for the two candidates embracing equality issues.
On Wednesday, Q Conversations talks with advocates on the front lines about Georgia Equality’s $1.2 million plan to mobilize 650,000 voters, Fair Fight’s efforts to encourage LGBTQ voter participation, why the races are so important for equality issues and the large number of LGBTQ people involved in the campaigns of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The final day of voting in the Senate runoffs is Jan. 5.
Have questions about the runoffs? RSVP now, and let us know what questions you have for our panel by leaving a question when you register.
Can’t make the event on Tuesday? Go ahead and RSVP. We will make a recording of the conversation available to you after the event.
About our speakers
Andre Fields is the political director for Fair Fight, a voting rights-based organization that promotes free and fair elections. Before that, the queer organizer served as special assistant on the Stacey Abrams for Governor campaign, worked on legislative and policy issues for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus and spent time organizing in Louisiana and New York.
Jeff Graham is the executive director of Georgia Equality, which works to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for LGBTQ communities throughout Georgia. Graham began advocating on LGBT and AIDS-related issues as a college student in the mid-1980s.
Kim Jackson is an Episcopal priest who in 10 years of ministry has served as a college chaplain, consultant, parish priest and social justice advocate. She currently serves as vicar of Episcopal Church of the Common Ground and is an urban farmer with her spouse at their Stone Mountain home. In January, Jackson will take office as the first LGBTQ person ever elected to the Georgia Senate. She also serves on the LGBTQ advisory council for Warnock’s campaign.
Host Matt Hennie is the founder of Project Q Atlanta, a media outlet covering LGBTQ issues since 2008. He has worked in local journalism for more than 25 years.
This event is made possible by a grant from the Election SOS Rapid Response Fund.