https://twitter.com/_/status/1329553490851590146 I’ve got Georgia on my mind. This group will be doing another presentation this Thursday at 6 pm Mountain time, with Warnock as a guest. It was definitely not what I had expected although everyone we have met who has been there raved about it. The Democrat Secretary of State will race to certify. Then after college, I moved to Wisconsin. So for now, they are asking for donations only. Period. This is too important to lose! Absolutely zero chance of any kind of judicial reform, court expansion or anything. I’ve got Georgia on my mind today, and it probably should be on your mind as well. Other arms reach out to me. on top of giving by check, credit card, or stocks, you can also give through a DAF, charitable fund, or family foundation. Georgians and Americans are fighting back. We’ve got 56 days to ensure that the Democrats win both of these runoff elections. To lose even one of the races & McConnell will be in charge. These voters will then be followed up by calls or canvassers from Working America. In 1972, when I was one year old, I moved with my mom, dad, and younger brother to a metro Atlanta neighborhood caught in the throes of white flight. Remarkably, the Senate could actually refuse to approve any and all cabinet positions, no Secretary of the Treasury or Secretary of State approved unless they are Republican. Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, Georgia On My Mind became a major hit in 1960, reaching the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 with Ray Charles' recording. Based on their recommendation, I just donated to Block Power, a group run by a professor at Howard University, which has developed an effective way to get Black citizens in Georgia engaged in community organizing by getting non-voters out to vote. In September this year in a bid to escape the summer heat we spent 5 amazing days in Georgia. We also learned that the campaigns are literally overwhelmed with volunteers and asked us to stop temporarily so they can organize their message and plans. Maggie Werner-WAshburne’s point is well taken. Jon Ossoff is an investigative journalist committed to strengthening our civil rights laws. And then when my term ends, it doesn’t end until February, I’m going to focus on what’s next for me.” This song title was often mentioned during the 2020 United States elections due to Georgia being a battleground state in both the presidential and Senate . Read on. Thank you for the update, Paul — and please keeo them coming. The pandemic is continuing to rage across the country and by sharing relatable personal experiences with this group of modeled targets, our research shows we can shape how these folks’ interpret new information and make decisions. You do have to provide your own paper, envelopes, and stamps. I will continue to research other ways to write letters, send cards, and other actions through the national Indivisible, but for now, I am suggesting the following sites where you can find out how best to support these campaigns. "Like most of you all this week, this year, I've got Georgia on my mind. It is now clear that the recount of votes in Georgia – where the Courts required no signature verification – is simply a certification of the same fraudulent ballots. We now have a chance to avoid that situation. I was in Georgia with a Durham, North Carolina get-out-the-vote group, Bull City Votes. https://votefwd.org/, I hope these efforts won’t bump into each other too much…. She is a solid resource. Legislators Misinformed on Key Bills & Legislative Session Begins Tomorrow; Biden’s First Days Packed with Actions; Tribute to MLK, Jr. One of our trusted allies from Indivisible, Rayellen Smith, has heard from the Stacey Abrams that both campaigns are totally overwhelmed with volunteers and worry that if they deluge Georgians with phone calls, it will be counterproductive. We should all be thinking of Georgia because come January 5, the state is positioned to make a … With that over, I decided to move forward and think about the future. Still in peaceful dreams I see. Fair Fight Acion engages in voter mobilization and education activities and advocates for progressive issues; in addition Fair Fight Action has mounted significant programs to combat voter suppression in Georgia and nationally. I've got Georgia on my mind - A CK2 AAR on the far reaches of Christendom...and who worships Ray Charles A Sainmhíniú lann dar dáta Creidhne (The Vengeful Blade of Creidhne), an Irish AAR - A man with a mission, and a really big blade to do it with. An Inauguration Like No Other; Our Transformational Bill List Is Up to 20; What the Heck is Fusion Voting? This two day workshop has been a work in progress since May and I am so thrilled that all the hype I had it in my mind for it to be, I was STILL blown away! I was born in and lived in Atlanta, Georgia, until I was almost twelve, when we moved to Michigan where my parents were from. But the work continues. I've got Georgia on my mind, and so do all these amazing volunteers. I did a bunch of these for the general and it is easy and fun. Fair Fight promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourage voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights. Working Families Party: Frontline Tonight 6pm MT. We will keep you posted on other ways to support their campaigns. Melody Meyer. See below for what Fair Fight does and look for more on Fair Fight and Stacey Abrams in our next post. None of these groups have had either party do much for them, as they’ve been too busy catering to the rich and the mega corporations. Just an old sweet song. The letters don’t talk about the election, just about health care issues to help get voters engaged. We have a goal of recruiting 75,000 new members in Georgia in the next two months. Fair Fight PAC has also initiated programs to support voter protection. We're almost to the finish line. For more info -http://www.eagle-rock.com/artist/ray-...Ray Charles was one of the true pioneers of soul music. Georgia’s 2018 elections shone a bright light on the issue with elections that were rife with mismanagement, irregularities, unbelievably long lines and more, exposing both recent and also decades-long actions and inactions by the state to thwart the right to vote. I watched a great presentation (which included an interview with Ossoff) on Sunday by a group of folks who have been researching the best ways to help with these races and have identified a few. I've Got Georgia on My Mind Andrew Bryant and Caroline Ainsworth. ! He had his first hits in the early 50's and was still hitting the charts into the 21st century. We should all be thinking of Georgia because come January 5, the state … And let’s be clear, for progressive’s, Rev. “I’ve got Georgia on my mind,” Perez said. I’ve heard it said that if we want to heal the country, the best thing that could happen is that the GOP hold the Senate, forcing Biden to negotiate with the GOP and in doing so, heal the country by passing bipartisan legislation. To meet our goals, we must win BOTH these races. I’ve known this all my life. His death in June 2004 from liver disease was front page news around the world.This concert was filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 19, 1997 and features Ray Charles and his orchestra, led by sax player Al Jackson, and of course The Raelettes.The full performance is available on the Eagle Vision DVD \"Live at Montreux 1997\", out now. Other eyes smile tenderly. They make it super easy – you personalize and print your letters, then sign and address them by hand to ensure they get opened. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Nov. 26. That finally stopped it. Below, Retake lays out what you can do. Block Power: (tax deductible option to their c3, but c4 donations preferred) Click Here, The Voter Participation Center: (tax deductible) Click Here. Just passing this on. This exhibition is a collaboration, not only between two artists with a penchant for the ceramic process but also between the living and the dead. Born in Georgia in 1930 he was one of the first performers to mix gospel, R \u0026 B and jazz to create a new form of black pop music that would come to be known as soul. Today is the beginning of a new chapter in my life and I’ve decided the best way to keep everyone up to date on what’s going on in my crazy new life I would blog about it! Warnock has the stronger allure, but if we are to secure control of the Senate, we need to win both these races, so if Warnock is the more appealing candidate, donate and support him, but don’t forget Ossof. Studies have repeatedly shown our members are 3-5 times more likely to be receptive to our communications than the general public. Before we dive in, an alert from Working Families Party. Consider these observations if the GOP continues its control of the US Senate, from the Post: But we can prevent this and by now you are experts on what needs to be done. As a PAC, it can also create mailers and ads on TV that do not come from the campaigns themselves. I don’t know what the people saying this have been smoking, but they apparently didn’t notice just how collaborative Mitch McConnell and the GOP were during the last two years of Obama’s term and how much kumbaya they’ve been signing the last four years. GEORGIANS: Early voting Dec 14-Jan 1. So for now, please donate donate donate and stay tuned! December 7, 2020. This country was directly in the middle of our trip through Europe and Asia and it was so special. The road leads back to you. Georgia on My Mind Facilitate Luxury co-founder Jacob enjoying wine at Vino Underground in Tbilisi I reminisce on our visit to Georgia often. Thank you for posting these resources. We were asked to donate. I’ve Got Georgia on My Mind Respectfully submitted by Lawrence Rafferty (rafflaw)-Guest Blogger With apologies to the famous song of the same title, the State of Georgia has produced some interesting legislation and proposed legislation these days. Keeps Georgia on my mind. I have seen tweets from organizations, asking that anyone who has not lived in or grown up in the South, please just donate and don’t call. These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. Hi all, we (Indivisble Nob Hill and all Indivisible groups) heard from Stacy Abrams who asked that we donate to GASenate.com whose donations will be split equally between her own Fair Fight, Ossoff and Warnock. Home › Election, Political Reform & National Politics › “I’ve Got Georgia On My Mind”: Tools & Resources for the Georgia Runoff, By paulgibson51 on November 10, 2020 • ( 8 ). Thursday, Nov 12th at 5:00 PM Pacific/ 8:00 PM Eastern. Today, we offer info on the importance of these Senate runoff races, contact information for the campaigns and then at the end, a little soulful inspiration from Ray Charles to ensure you have Georgia on Your Mind. The outcome of today’s runoff election will not only decide the balance of power in the Senate, it will literally decide the direction of … Stay tuned. I believe that both campaigns are doing socially distanced, masked canvassing. Georgia is on everybody's mind for the next month and a half, but that's not why we're featuring it tonight. Thank you to Jon Latham for nominating me to sing this beautiful song (to my parents, no wine glasses were harmed in the making of this video)! In 1979, the State of Georgia designated Ray Charles's version the official state song. I agree with the comments about calling. We’re going to need to win the senate in Georgia and turn these electoral victories into wins for our communities. I've got Georgia on my mind, wondering if this'll be the night the lights went out. I've got Georgia on my mind! You haven’t heard from me lately because, quite frankly, I’ve had post-election PTSD – also known as electile disfunction. Ooh Georgia, no peace I find. Last Wednesday, those of you who joined the WFP Frontline call, heard from Stacey Abrams and organizers from around the country about the incredible work they did to win the election. Also just above the Ray Charles video is an 8:45 am update thanks to Heather Karlson. These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. We should all be thinking of Georgia because come January 5, the state … Election, Political Reform & National Politics, A Week We Will Never Forget, Plus a Look At How Divided We Are & What Biden Can Do By Executive Order….An Inspiring List Indeed, Lessons from Georgia, Stacey Abrams, the DNC, DPNM and Xochitl Torres Small & a Tribute to Our Vets, A Look Back at a Momentous Week & A Look Forward to 2021 NM Legislative Session and an Update on Trump – Retake Our Democracy, Our 2021 Legislative Strategy & Agenda: A Dozen Transformative Bills to Fight For – Retake Our Democracy, The Critical Importance of Addressing Rural Needs: It’s About Justice & the Only Way We Heal America. Heather Karlson sent this along to me after reading our post. In addition to calling and texting opportunities with Fair Fight that you mentioned, Working America is doing another effective calling and letter-writing program (similar to the one they did for swing states in the general election). Perez on Maryland Chatters Podcast: ‘I’ve Got Georgia on My Mind’ marylandmatters.org| 29d Democrats lost ground in the U.S. House of Representatives and fell short in down-ballot races across the country during the 2020 election ― but Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez sees many silver linings. Thank you to each and every person out there putting in the hard work to help get Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock elected. Vote Forward is planning letter-writing campaigns for the Georgia run-offs. Join us for letter-writing, phonebanking, or both by signing up at workam.org/VolunteerGA and we’ll follow up via email when our programs launch tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 10. Ray Charles, American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader who was credited with the early development of soul music and was billed as ‘the Genius.’ His best-known songs included ‘I’ve Got a Woman,’ ‘What’d I Say,’ ‘Georgia on My Mind,’ ‘Hit the Road, Jack,’ ‘Busted,’ and ‘America the Beautiful.’ We would be hostage to the court system created by McConnell and Trump; No relief for students with overwhelming student debt; and. Stacey Abrams told us that “You don’t get the power you ask for, you get the power you take.” When we come into the community together – when we learn, dream, and support one another – anything is possible. His voice and delivery were strikingly different and instantly recognisable. Stay tuned. Fair Fight’s website indicates that funds they receive will be split 1/3 for Warnock, 1/3 for Ossof and 1/3 for Fair Fight. Are you ready to get involved in the two Georgia Senate runoffs slated for Jan 5? WOW: Retake Supporters are Informed: Update 8:45 AM. Separate-but-equal was still a guiding principle of that time, even though this was not the Birmingham, Alabama, of Bull Connor. Find your voting and ballot drop-off locations here: www.peachvote.com Senate Control Crucial for the Nation By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. 601 Likes, 61 Comments - Liz (@floatingkitchen) on Instagram: “I’ve got Georgia on my mind. I’ve put feelers out to several folks I trust to identify the best, most reliable ways to support this effort as I noted that I was receiving emails requesting donations for various campaigns from a half dozen sources and wondered whether some were pitches more about building their organization than supporting the campaigns they purported to be supporting. We need calls to be effective and apparently this is extremely important in this election. In between those two songs, plenty of classics -- "If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time," "Georgia on My Mind," "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys," "Always on My Mind," "City of New Orleans" -- are hauled out, making for an excellent listen that's ideal for novices and casual fans. For a quick refresher on the research on this tactic, check out this summary: Working America Letter-Writing Research GA. Additionally, we’ll have opportunities for volunteers to phonebank with us in order to recruit new Working America members. And now, in hopes that Georgia will very much be on your mind, a little inspiration from Ray Charles. It has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road. After asking the Democratic Party to remove me from their call list at least 10 times, explaining I preferred to donate by mail, I threatened to vote for George Bush if they called me again. Unless the campaigns specifically ask us to do more than donate, we should probably not unknowingly complicate or impede the campaigns. Post cards might be more effective coming from those of us outside the south. And here’s the info on the donations they recommend, (in addition to donating directly to the campaigns): Both Block Power and Voter Participation Center are nonprofit, non-partisan 501(c)3s so . Georgia, let's vote and win this tomorrow! The best way for America to heal is for Biden to not have to heed GOP concerns, but rather for the left to press him to advance legislation that will substantively address the long unmet needs of communities of color, of women, of students AND VERY IMPORTANTLY, of those middle class, largely white people who voted for Trump. Raphael Warnock has dedicated his life to serving his community as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His ultra-conservative opponent will spend whatever it takes to keep this seat red. But tonight, WFP takes center stage. Election Day Jan 5. We can do this and below you will find links for how to donate, how to make calls or send texts and other ways to become involved. Join this Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 PM EST, and get important updates and action steps about how we move forward together. Update: 7:52 AM. I’ve got Georgia On My Mind! Who are the Democratic Senate Candidates? It is impossible to overstate what is at stake: two runoff wins & the Dems will have a free hand to heal our nation and reverse the travesty of justice that has been the Trump term. The best way to heal America, is to actually heal America, that is, to implement bold legislation that puts people before profit and demonstrate to America that one party cares, not to reach across the aisle and be forced to accept massive corporate handouts to obtain GOP approval for tepid Democratic plans. Read on for ways to effectively support the Georgia effort. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications. "Georgia on My Mind" is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and first recorded that year by Hoagy Carmichael. “I’m focused on making sure we sprint to the finish line there. Absolutely zero chance of any meaningful Covid relief for those out of work or for states and cities out of money, none. Kind of judicial reform, court expansion or anything, a little from. Voters will then be followed up by calls or canvassers from Working.. 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