ATLANTA, GA – Representatives from the Black Church PAC, who organized a bus tour in support of U.S. Sen. candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, issued the following statement after Warnock’s election victory:
“The Black Church PAC organized for over a year in key states across the country, including Georgia. Yesterday’s victory is a testament to this work as well as the many entities, organizers and coalitions who united to beat white supremacy,” said Pastor Michael McBride, co-founder of the Black Church PAC. “In electing Rev. Warnock, who represents the best of the Black church, we have challenged the oppression that too often harms God’s people.”
To encourage turnout, the Black Church PAC texted over 148,000 voters, knocked on 30,000 doors, and engaged with over 250,000 Black church voters via a virtual concert series.
“This race showcased the power of Black women who have historically anchored the Black church and Democratic politics,” said Bishop Leah Daughtry, co-founder of the Black Church PAC. “Black women have once again proven that we are drivers of change in this country. We are so pleased that Rev. Warnock worked alongside Stacey Abrams and collaborated closely with Black grassroots activists.”
The Black Church PAC was founded in 2017 by Pastor Mike McBride, Bishop Leah Daughtry, the Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant, Pastor Traci Blackmon, Bishop Frank Reid, Erica and Warryn Campbell, Dr. Iva Carruthers and other leading clergy from across the country. The Black Church PAC is a strategic initiative which engages in selected federal, state and local races deemed consequential to addressing urban gun violence, mass incarceration, voter suppression and economic justice. It aims to elect leaders committed to championing the equitable treatment of Black communities.