Senior Advisor Lauren Groh-Wargo: “We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and working hard every day to educate, persuade and mobilize voters to win the runoff… we will be outspent by the other side, so we ask supporters to continue to step up to fund not only Fair Fight, but additional local Georgia organizations along with our fantastic candidates.”
ATLANTA – Today, Fair Fight announced it brought in 357,000 new donors in 39 days, with the vast majority of support coming after November 3, when President-Elect Biden won Georgia and its 16 Electoral Votes. Fair Fight received financial support from 139 Georgia counties. The resources are funding large scale, localized and multi-channel culturally competent voter education, persuasion and mobilization efforts for the January 5 U.S. Senate and Public Service Commissioner runoff elections.
“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and working hard every day to educate and mobilize voters to win the runoff,” said Fair Fight Senior Advisor Lauren Groh-Wargo. “The political universe has Georgia on its mind, but make no mistake: While Fair Fight supporters have dug deep, we will be outspent by the other side, so we ask supporters to continue to step up to fund not only Fair Fight but additional local Georgia organizations along with our fantastic candidates.”
Fair Fight is running thoughtful and aggressive paid media campaigns on radio and digital as well as robust organizing efforts, while supporting Georgia-focused grassroots organizations that are registering and mobilizing voters in the field (including Covid-safe door knocking), within key communities, and on the airwaves. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported Fair Fight’s initial, multi-million dollar investment of contributing to or raising for the following organizations: Asian American Advocacy Fund, Black Voters Matter Fund, Coalition for the People’s Agenda, Fair Count, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), New Georgia Project, Georgia Stand Up, ProGeorgia, Georgia NAACP, Mijente, Southerners on New Ground, and Women on the Rise. Fair Fight is supporting additional local Georgia organizations this month.
In total, Fair Fight raised $34.5 million in the 39-day period spanning from October 15 to November 23 and has $22.1 million cash on hand. The figures were released today in a Federal Election Commission filing. Fair Fight received contributions from across Georgia and all 49 other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Americans abroad, and Americans living at military bases around the world.
On top of its own fundraising haul, Fair Fight also launched GAsenate.com with a video from founder Stacey Abrams, encouraging supporters to make a contribution to Jon Ossoff, Reverend Warnock, and Fair Fight on a three-way split ActBlue page. The page raised $9.8 million in its first four days and continues to bring in significant resources for the Senate candidates and Fair Fight.