Immigrant youth were critical in defeating Trump in November. Now, they’re using their power to defeat Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia.
Washington, D.C. – In the lead up to Election Day in Georgia’s Senate runoffs, immigrant youth and organizers from United We Dream Action PAC have contacted over 135,000 Latinx, low-propensity voters through phone and text banking, encouraging them to make a plan to vote and make their voices heard. With the runoffs determining which party controls the Senate, immigrant youth have sent over 116,000 texts and made over 30,000 calls in the fight to defeat GOP incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. United We Dream Action PACs voter outreach efforts will continue through Election Day, with immigrant youth set to contact at least 100,000 voters before polls close.
Thomas Kennedy, Florida State Coordinator of United We Dream Action PAC, said:
“Immigrant youth of UWDA PAC proved their power was undeniable when they reached over 54 million low-propensity and undecided Latinx, youth and first-time voters across the country to defeat Trump this past November. Now, we’re using that same power to contact Georgia voters and defeat Loeffler and Perdue, two senators who have time and again failed our communities as they advance their racist, self-involved and cruel political agendas.
At a time when working-class people, especially those from Black, brown and immigrant communities, desperately need COVID-19 relief, the Republican-controlled Senate has monstrously failed to pass comprehensive and inclusive aid. Our lives are on the line. It’s time to take back control of the Senate. Through United We Dream Action PACs voter outreach efforts, we can vote Perdue and Loeffler out once and for all.”
Hasset Tibebe, Member of United We Dream Action PAC from Virginia, said:
“I have seen friends and family greatly affected by COVID-19 who have been denied relief from the federal government. Perdue and Loeffler are part of the problem, taking every action imaginable to harm our communities amidst a pandemic that has claimed over 350,000 lives. That’s why I got involved with United We Dream Action PACs voter outreach efforts. In order for us to see change, we need to take action to confirm a Senate that will work to pass the laws and policies that help our communities, not hurt them.”