His voice and delivery were strikingly different and instantly recognisable. The GOP Senate is not to be trusted; the GOP Senate is not to be negotiated with; The GOP Senate is to be defeated. Donations are the best course of action. Election Day Jan 5. Another source which will play an important role in these races is the organization led by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight. Thank you to each and every person out there putting in the hard work to help get Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock elected. WOW: Retake Supporters are Informed: Update 8:45 AM. 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. 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. Part 1: Discovering how much we love Tbilisi. We're almost to the finish line. Who are the Democratic Senate Candidates? In solidarity and a whole heckuva lot more hope than last week at this time, Categories: Election, Political Reform & National Politics, Tags: Featured, Georgia, Ossoff, read more, Senate runoff, Stacey Abrams, Warnock. Vote Forward is planning letter-writing campaigns for the Georgia run-offs. That finally stopped it. 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. Absolutely zero chance of any kind of judicial reform, court expansion or anything. 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)! "Like most of you all this week, this year, I've got Georgia on my mind. She has identified some other ways to effectively support Georgia effort beyond donations and calls. Just passing this on. 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. 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. And let’s be clear, for progressive’s, Rev. In 1979, the State of Georgia designated Ray Charles's version the official state song. Ooh Georgia, no peace I find. 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. Other eyes smile tenderly. Georgians and Americans are fighting back. Another effective strategy would be to reach out to any Georgians you know personally and encourage that they not just vote, but that contact the campaigns to do whatever is asked. 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. The letters don’t talk about the election, just about health care issues to help get voters engaged. We should all be thinking of Georgia because come January 5, the state … “I’m focused on making sure we sprint to the finish line there. 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 ). December 7, 2020. “I’ve got Georgia on my mind,” Perez said. Below, Retake lays out what you can do. We should all be thinking of Georgia because come January 5, the state is positioned to make a … And then when my term ends, it doesn’t end until February, I’m going to focus on what’s next for me.” Voter suppression of voters of color and young voters is a scourge our country faces in states across the nation. Georgia on My Mind Facilitate Luxury co-founder Jacob enjoying wine at Vino Underground in Tbilisi I reminisce on our visit to Georgia often. 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. Rev. 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. Stay tuned. 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 … I've got Georgia on my mind, wondering if this'll be the night the lights went out. We would be hostage to the court system created by McConnell and Trump; No relief for students with overwhelming student debt; and. 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. Here’s the info from Working America: We’ve identified folks at 956,000 households in Georgia who are ideal targets for our health care letters (or postcards). 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. We Somehow Survived, But So Many Did Not; Today We Turn the Page, Personal Stories Can Show How Individuals are Harmed by Poor Healthcare Coverage; Plus Legislative Survey Results. This country was directly in the middle of our trip through Europe and Asia and it was so special. I've got Georgia on my mind, and so do all these amazing volunteers. Absolutely zero chance of any meaningful Covid relief for those out of work or for states and cities out of money, none. We now have a chance to avoid that situation. This group will be doing another presentation this Thursday at 6 pm Mountain time, with Warnock as a guest. 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. Jon Ossoff is an investigative journalist committed to strengthening our civil rights laws. You haven’t heard from me lately because, quite frankly, I’ve had post-election PTSD – also known as electile disfunction. Unless the campaigns specifically ask us to do more than donate, we should probably not unknowingly complicate or impede the campaigns. Are you ready to get involved in the two Georgia Senate runoffs slated for Jan 5? 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. To lose even one of the races & McConnell will be in charge. I've Got Georgia on My Mind Andrew Bryant and Caroline Ainsworth. 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. Update: 7:52 AM. 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. Read on for ways to effectively support the Georgia effort. 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.’ 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 . 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. Rod Blagojevich discusses the explosive video in Georgia and why the Governor of Georgia is now calling for a signature audit of the ballots. My husband and I were driving west from Savannah, not sure yet where we were headed. 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. These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. On My Mind Of course, I’m bringing this up because Georgia’s business happens to be this entire country’s business right now. I was born in and lived in Atlanta, Georgia, until I was almost twelve, when we moved to Michigan where my parents were from. We need calls to be effective and apparently this is extremely important in this election. 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. With that over, I decided to move forward and think about the future. Georgia, let's vote and win this tomorrow! An Inauguration Like No Other; Our Transformational Bill List Is Up to 20; What the Heck is Fusion Voting? Block Power: (tax deductible option to their c3, but c4 donations preferred) Click Here, The Voter Participation Center: (tax deductible) Click Here. 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. We will keep you posted on other ways to support their campaigns. 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'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. Georgia is on everybody's mind for the next month and a half, but that's not why we're featuring it tonight. Also just above the Ray Charles video is an 8:45 am update thanks to Heather Karlson. I’ve got Georgia on my mind today, and it probably should be on your mind as well. Heather Karlson sent this along to me after reading our post. . https://twitter.com/_/status/1329553490851590146 This is too important to lose! One that needs to be investigated is handwritten letters as those are said to be quite effective. To meet our goals, we must win BOTH these races. 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. 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. Find your voting and ballot drop-off locations here: www.peachvote.com 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. I’ve known this all my life. The votes are in, and the resilience of our movements proved that when we fight we win. 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. Keeps Georgia on my mind. GEORGIANS: Early voting Dec 14-Jan 1. He had his first hits in the early 50's and was still hitting the charts into the 21st century. It’s critical we’re able to break through the noise to reach as many people as possible in the next couple of months.The stakes couldn’t be higher for bringing people together for positive change. His opponent embodies everything that’s wrong with our political system from lying to Americans about coronavirus to blatant corruption. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com. Fair Fight PAC has also initiated programs to support voter protection. I agree with the comments about calling. Post cards might be more effective coming from those of us outside the south. I believe that both campaigns are doing socially distanced, masked canvassing. ! "Georgia on My Mind" is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and first recorded that year by Hoagy Carmichael. 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. Phone-banking, texting etc will be doled out to effective organizations as they do not want to overwhelm GA voters with hundreds of calls as that would turn off voters. And these Thick and Chewy Blondies with Salted Caramel Pecan Topping…” Just an old sweet song. 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. Period. Stay tuned. I've got Georgia on my mind! 601 Likes, 61 Comments - Liz (@floatingkitchen) on Instagram: “I’ve got Georgia on my mind. It was definitely not what I had expected although everyone we have met who has been there raved about it. In our next post, we will write about how Stacey Abrams and other women of color worked for ten years to flip Georgia, a lesson to Democrats in CD-2 and given the narrow win by Senator-elect Ben Ray Lujan, a lesson to the entire DPNM. “I’ve Got Georgia On My Mind”: Tools & Resources for the Georgia Runoff By paulgibson51 on November 10, 2020 • ( 8 ) 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. Nov. 26. We’ve got 56 days to ensure that the Democrats win both of these runoff elections. Melody Meyer. You do have to provide your own paper, envelopes, and stamps. I was in Georgia with a Durham, North Carolina get-out-the-vote group, Bull City Votes. 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. Biden-Harris Agenda Offers Organic Opportunities, But I’ve Got Georgia on My Mind. Maggie Werner-WAshburne’s point is well taken. We were asked to donate. “Just an old, sweet song…Keeps Georgia on my mind”. 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. 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. Still in peaceful dreams I see. We have a goal of recruiting 75,000 new members in Georgia in the next two months. For more info -http://www.eagle-rock.com/artist/ray-...Ray Charles was one of the true pioneers of soul music. 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. 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. As a PAC, it can also create mailers and ads on TV that do not come from the campaigns themselves. 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. The road leads back to you. These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. 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. Thursday, Nov 12th at 5:00 PM Pacific/ 8:00 PM Eastern. Legislators Misinformed on Key Bills & Legislative Session Begins Tomorrow; Biden’s First Days Packed with Actions; Tribute to MLK, Jr. Studies have repeatedly shown our members are 3-5 times more likely to be receptive to our communications than the general public. 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! For more info -http://www.eagle-rock.com/artist/ray-...Ray Charles was one of the true pioneers of soul music. Before we dive in, an alert from Working Families Party. 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. 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. See below for what Fair Fight does and look for more on Fair Fight and Stacey Abrams in our next post. They make it super easy – you personalize and print your letters, then sign and address them by hand to ensure they get opened. 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. Separate-but-equal was still a guiding principle of that time, even though this was not the Birmingham, Alabama, of Bull Connor. These voters will then be followed up by calls or canvassers from Working America. 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. December 7, 2020. So for now, please donate donate donate and stay tuned! I’ve got Georgia On My Mind! https://votefwd.org/, I hope these efforts won’t bump into each other too much…. In September this year in a bid to escape the summer heat we spent 5 amazing days in Georgia. I did a bunch of these for the general and it is easy and fun. 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. I’ve Got Georgia On My Mind… {SW Georgia RESA Recap} Last week was another amazing week of travel and training with teachers in mind. These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. Thank you for the update, Paul — and please keeo them coming. . Join this Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 PM EST, and get important updates and action steps about how we move forward together. The Democrat Secretary of State will race to certify. But tonight, WFP takes center stage. I’ve got Georgia on my mind – and so does President Trump Here is the full recording to the President’s call with the Georgia Secretary of State yesterday, January 2nd. 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. This weekend, the Washington Post offered a short piece outlining just how bad a GOP controlled Senate would be. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. 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 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. 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. 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). Democrats need to win both races on Jan. 5 to seize control of the Senate. So for now, they are asking for donations only. Then after college, I moved to Wisconsin. Read on. on top of giving by check, credit card, or stocks, you can also give through a DAF, charitable fund, or family foundation. Working Families Party: Frontline Tonight 6pm MT. written by cathmaddox. We should all be thinking of Georgia because come January 5, the state … 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. Thank you for posting these resources. 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’ve got Georgia (the country) on my mind. And now, in hopes that Georgia will very much be on your mind, a little inspiration from Ray Charles. 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. She is a solid resource. Georgia: The Races That Will Shape the Next 2-4 Years. But the work continues. 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. Other arms reach out to me. The Governor of Georgia designated Ray Charles i've got georgia on my mind says, I decided to move forward together of... 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