The fight isn’t over until we flip Georgia (again)

Don’t tune out, don’t grow complacent


Gabriel Kaplan

Democracy depends on Georgia. Rife with flaws and drowning in a myriad of crises, our country urgently needs change—but without a Democratic Senate (brought by flipping both of Georgia’s seats come Jan. 5) we are doomed to four more years of stagnation. 

Many volunteered to evict Trump from the White House, pouring countless hours into Biden’s campaign. Now that the deed is done and Don is doomed, it’s easy to grow complacent. But, we cannot rest just yet. When last given the chance to work with a Democratic president, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised to turn Obama into a failed president. If we sit back and allow Republicans to hold the two Georgian Senate seats in January, we are handing Mitch the power to do just that all over again.

If you want to see action on the climate crisis, racial justice, COVID-19, taxes, minimum wage, voting rights, gerrymandering, election security or any number of issues—you’ve gotta step up and volunteer. It all comes down to Georgia.

There is no shortage of ways to get involved. Don’t feel comfortable calling? Then text. Don’t have the time? Write postcards. Not in the mood? Well, what are you in the mood for? I guess you would prefer four more years of doom, gloom and gridlock. If you’re interested, Thor Anderson and I are running a volunteer effort at Park meant to connect students with the local campaigns. It’s all pretty easy, just shoot us a text or direct message us on social media!

We’ve got six weeks to change the course of our great nation. You have so much power at your fingertips if only you step up and put your time to good use. Even if you didn’t volunteer for Biden — even if you’ve never volunteered — you can still get involved today! These races depend on a lot fewer voters than the general election, so each of your calls, texts and postcards will have a much more substantial impact. 

Now is the time to act. Don’t sit back, don’t twiddle your thumbs and hope it all works out—volunteer! The fate of our nation depends on it.