Raphael Warnock for George Senator

Sophia Gillespie

Raphael Warnock was recently elected to the position senator in Georgia alongside Jon Ossoff. He is the first black senator in Georgia and even the first one in the South. He was the senior pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church until 2005, when he became the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Soon after, he would turn to politics and start his journey to senator. 

“Because this is America, the 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else’s cotton went to the polls and picked her youngest son to be a United States senator,” Warnock said about his mother in one of his speeches. His mother as a teen had to pick cotton in the Jim Crow.

He followed in his father’s footsteps and is a senior pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King once served as co-pastor. Many of the people who voted for him were the same people who fought for black rights in Atlanta. 

I think that he will be a great senator with Jon Ossoff, and together they will make many great choices for the state and even better ones for the country. It’s a win for everyone fighting for equal rights.