WASHINGTON – LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the results in the U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia were announced:
“This is a historic moment for Georgia and the nation. The election of Rev. Raphael Warnock, the first Black senator from the state, and Jon Ossoff, the youngest senator in decades, represents a critical turning point for our country. Congress now has a mandate to swiftly enact sweeping democracy reform, transform our justice system, strengthen voting rights, address economic inequality, and ensure civil and human rights are protected for everyone, especially for communities of color disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.