We’re going to need to win the senate in Georgia and turn these electoral victories into wins for our communities. This country was directly in the middle of our trip through Europe and Asia and it was so special. "Georgia on My Mind" is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and first recorded that year by Hoagy Carmichael. 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. 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. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com. 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. In 1979, the State of Georgia designated Ray Charles's version the official state song. GEORGIANS: Early voting Dec 14-Jan 1. 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. Keeps Georgia on my mind. So for now, they are asking for donations only. She has identified some other ways to effectively support Georgia effort beyond donations and calls. I’ve got Georgia On My Mind! We would be hostage to the court system created by McConnell and Trump; No relief for students with overwhelming student debt; and. We’ve got 56 days to ensure that the Democrats win both of these runoff elections. Read on. 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. Separate-but-equal was still a guiding principle of that time, even though this was not the Birmingham, Alabama, of Bull Connor. 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. Are you ready to get involved in the two Georgia Senate runoffs slated for Jan 5? These voters will then be followed up by calls or canvassers from Working America. Studies have repeatedly shown our members are 3-5 times more likely to be receptive to our communications than the general public. 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 . 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. Rev. Thank you for posting these resources. I've got Georgia on my mind, wondering if this'll be the night the lights went out. The GOP Senate is not to be trusted; the GOP Senate is not to be negotiated with; The GOP Senate is to be defeated. We need calls to be effective and apparently this is extremely important in this election. 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. In September this year in a bid to escape the summer heat we spent 5 amazing days in Georgia. This is too important to lose! The Democrat Secretary of State will race to certify. 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. See below for what Fair Fight does and look for more on Fair Fight and Stacey Abrams in our next post. Rod Blagojevich discusses the explosive video in Georgia and why the Governor of Georgia is now calling for a signature audit of the ballots. The votes are in, and the resilience of our movements proved that when we fight we win. Join this Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 PM EST, and get important updates and action steps about how we move forward together. Below, Retake lays out what you can do. These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. Just an old sweet song. 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 … Heather Karlson sent this along to me after reading our post. I've got Georgia on my mind! . 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. We were asked to donate. 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. 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! Jon Ossoff is an investigative journalist committed to strengthening our civil rights laws. 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. But tonight, WFP takes center stage. 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. 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. I’ve got Georgia on my mind today, and it probably should be on your mind as well. 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. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Thank you to each and every person out there putting in the hard work to help get Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock elected. 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. Then after college, I moved to Wisconsin. Post cards might be more effective coming from those of us outside the south. Ooh Georgia, no peace I find. “I’ve got Georgia on my mind,” Perez said. I’ve got Georgia on my mind. Still in peaceful dreams I see. Find your voting and ballot drop-off locations here: www.peachvote.com I did a bunch of these for the general and it is easy and fun. Maggie Werner-WAshburne’s point is well taken. Georgia, let's vote and win this tomorrow! I’ve known this all my life. Melody Meyer. Before we dive in, an alert from Working Families Party. 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. Nov. 26. Biden-Harris Agenda Offers Organic Opportunities, But I’ve Got Georgia on My Mind. . 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. And let’s be clear, for progressive’s, Rev. Thank you for the update, Paul — and please keeo them coming. With that over, I decided to move forward and think about the future. And these Thick and Chewy Blondies with Salted Caramel Pecan Topping…” Other arms reach out to me. 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. She is a solid resource. Block Power: (tax deductible option to their c3, but c4 donations preferred) Click Here, The Voter Participation Center: (tax deductible) Click Here. On My Mind Of course, I’m bringing this up because Georgia’s business happens to be this entire country’s business right now. 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. 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. We're almost to the finish line. So for now, please donate donate donate and stay tuned! 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. Another source which will play an important role in these races is the organization led by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight. To lose even one of the races & McConnell will be in charge. As a PAC, it can also create mailers and ads on TV that do not come from the campaigns themselves. Other eyes smile tenderly. I’ve got Georgia (the country) on my mind. You do have to provide your own paper, envelopes, and stamps. For more info -http://www.eagle-rock.com/artist/ray-...Ray Charles was one of the true pioneers of soul music. 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. 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). 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. 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. Voter suppression of voters of color and young voters is a scourge our country faces in states across the nation. 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. Georgians and Americans are fighting back. My husband and I were driving west from Savannah, not sure yet where we were headed. It was definitely not what I had expected although everyone we have met who has been there raved about it. 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. And then when my term ends, it doesn’t end until February, I’m going to focus on what’s next for me.” To meet our goals, we must win BOTH these races. I was in Georgia with a Durham, North Carolina get-out-the-vote group, Bull City Votes. 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