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Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

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Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 415-846-7758

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Greenlining Institute Congratulates Georgia Winners, Urges Bold Agenda


The Greenlining Institute congratulated Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff today on their victories in Tuesday’s Georgia Senate runoff elections. Greenlining President and CEO Debra Gore-Mann made the following statement:

“We congratulate senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff on the confidence Georgians have shown in them. The election of Georgia’s first-ever Black U.S. senator, the pastor of Martin Luther King’s church, is a truly historic moment, and politicians of all parties should note the decisive role played by voters of color and by Black, Latino and Asian American movement organizers.

“Without the constraints of divided government, this is the time for the Biden-Harris administration and congressional leaders to think big. America can now enact a bold, courageous agenda, an agenda that starts with a real plan to end the pandemic and provide ongoing relief to struggling families and small businesses, but also goes much farther.

“We need strong, decisive action to protect democracy, fight systemic racism, end economic inequality and harness the fight against climate change to build a prosperous, healthy and just economy. The needs have never been greater, but neither has the opportunity. President-elect Biden and congressional leaders must seize this moment, reject half-measures and achieve change on an audacious scale.”

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