Jon Sass: Agrees Georgia was big news last week

  • In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo Raphael Warnock, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, speaks during a campaign rally in Marietta, Ga. AP

Published: 1/11/2021 3:34:43 PM
Modified: 1/11/2021 3:34:22 PM

I enjoy Joe Gannon’s column and the Jan. 9 article was no exception. (“Wednesday was about Georgia, not the clown posse insurrection.)

Gannon was right to remind us that the important national news of the past week was what happened in Georgia. A small correction — the Rev. Raphael Warnock will have to run again in 2022 as his was a special election. And the bigger picture is that Georgia is not really “blue,” although it will be represented in the Senate by two Democrats.

The margin of victory was small and as in so many other parts of the country, Georgia is purple. That statement is still remarkable. A lot of work went into making that happen. (Much credit goes to the leadership of Stacy Abrams). It means that our work is not done.

We have seen how fragile our democracy is and to survive, it will require all of us who have been engaged in the political process to continue and to be more inclusive over the next couple of years. We need young people to register and we need to continue to march, speak up, write letters and postcards to remind our legislators that we care and are watching.

Jon Sass

Florence




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