By now everyone knows that former 2020 democratic presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, and his lovely family are moving to Georgia to help Georgians elect Jon Ossoff and Pastor Warnock. But why does someone who isn’t from Georgia want a pair of Democratic senators to win the runoff election? Is the upcoming election in January that important? Even though it may not seem like it, this upcoming election in January is extremely important because it will determine who has the majority or most of the power in the US senate. Just like in the presidential election Georgia may be the key to flip the US blue. Here are 4 ways to help Georgia in the upcoming runoff election(even if you are unable to vote).
Phonebanking is an awesome way to help the election, though it may not be the best way to help if you are an introvert or have social anxiety cold calling people on the phone. In simple terms, phone banking is when you cold call people and tell them how to vote. Additionally, you can tell them information on the nominees, where their nearest voting poll is, and answer any other questions they have. There is usually a script you can read while calling so you really do not need to be someone who is quick on their toes or great at conversation. In most cases, you also do not need to be able to vote in order to help out!
This is an extremely simple way to help out in the election, but super impactful. Campaigning can be as simple as buying a sign for Pastor Warnock or Mr.Ossoff and posting it on your front yard or even going a step further and buying a few signs and putting them in areas around your community(keeping in mind the campaigning rules of course).
This may be a stretch, however, the most impactful way to make a positive change in either of these election races is to intern directly with Pastor Warnock or Mr.Ossoff. It may be a little late in the game, but they in all honesty need all the help they can get right now. You can probably find an internship or volunteering opportunities on the candidates’ websites.
Now, this is really the easiest way you can help the election process. If you are unable to vote, this is a great way to help your friends get excited and educated about the voting process. Simply post any infographics you find on Instagram and post them! Please make sure that you triple check your information with a few reliable sources as you do not want to be the reason someone is unable to vote, especially in such a tight election race.