Raphael Warnock in Survey of 2020 Senate campaign websites


On Health Care: Will focus on expanding quality, affordable health care

Reverend Warnock believes his impact does not stop at the church door and has been an advocate to expand health care coverage and to ensure hardworking Georgians can make a living wage. He will focus on fighting for quality, affordable health care, for the dignity of working people who are paid too little as our government works more for Wall Street, and to make sure every voice is heard.
Source: 2020 GA Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com Aug 18, 2020

On Principles & Values: Youngest pastor to lead Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church

When he enrolled at Morehouse College, Reverend Warnock didn't know how he would pay the full tuition. With the help of low-interest student loans and Pell Grants Raphael graduated, earned a Ph.D., and was ordained in the ministry. Fourteen years ago, he was chosen to serve as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was the youngest pastor selected to serve in that leadership role at the historic church.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com Aug 18, 2020

On Abortion: Supports Roe and a woman's right to choose

Warnock has fought to increase safe and affordable access to contraceptives and achieve reproductive justice. With Washington politicians still working to overturn˙Roe v. Wade˙and repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would allow insurance companies to treat pregnancy as a pre-existing condition, Reverend Warnock recognizes that women's health care is under attack like never before. As a Senator, he will stand up for reproductive justice and a woman's right to choose.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com May 17, 2020

On Civil Rights: No such thing as equal rights for some; yes to Equality Act

As a civil rights advocate, he believes that there's no such thing "as equal rights for some."˙That belief has led him to advocate on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community, to mourn in moments of tragedy and to celebrate in times of triumph, as after the Supreme Court's recognition of marriage equality. He will fight for and support the Equality Act to protect members of the LGBTQ+ community from housing, financial, and employment discrimination.˙
Source: 2020 GA Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com May 17, 2020

On Crime: Prison system discriminates against people of color

The prison population is fed by a system that criminalizes poverty and incarcerates people of color at disproportionate levels. Reverend Warnock also believes that it is morally wrong and economically backward to close the doors of social re-entry on the formerly incarcerated. Reverend Warnock has spoken about the dangers of mandatory minimums, the lack of effective rehabilitative programs, and the thousands of Georgians who are in jail because they can't afford bail.
Source: 2020 GA Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com May 17, 2020

On Crime: Let independent prosecutors handle police-involved shootings

Reverend Warnock believes we need to responsibly fund the police while reimagining the relationship between police departments and the communities that they serve. In order to ensure accountability and build trust, need to invest resources into the training of police officers and into building genuine bonds of community. Reverend Warnock supports appointing independent prosecutors to handle police-involved shootings.˙
Source: 2020 GA Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com May 17, 2020

On Government Reform: Restore Voting Rights Act to ensure elections are fair

Reverend Warnock understands that our vote is our voice, and that the ability to use our voice is a matter of human dignity. The best way to honor John Lewis' legacy is not to simply offer pious platitudes, but to get busy restoring the Voting Rights Act that was gutted by the Supreme Court. And in the middle of a global pandemic, it also means giving states the resources they need to protect access to the vote for all. Our elections must be fair, open, and safe for every eligible citizen.
Source: 2020 GA Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com May 17, 2020

On Health Care: Expand Medicaid; keep children's health care

Reverend Warnock is proud of his legacy protesting in Governor Nathan Deal's office for Medicaid expansion, and in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol fighting back against an immoral budget that would have cut funding for children's health care. Even before the coronavirus, our state's health care system was in a crisis compounded by the failure of Georgia's leaders to expand Medicaid. Today, 518,000 Georgians would be eligible for health care if our leaders took action.˙
Source: 2020 GA Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com May 17, 2020

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