With the Democratic Party nearing the end of an impressive run-off election in Georgia that will likely give them control of the Senate for the first time in 10 years, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to her social media accounts to thank the individuals and organizations that helped Raphael Warnock pull off a victory and put Jon Ossoff on the same path.
As of Wednesday morning, Warnock has been declared the winner of his race over incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler. Ossoff is leading incumbent Republican David Perdue by approximately 16,000 votes with 98% of results in, according to NPR.
Before any races were called on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez recognized on Twitter “ALL the people and grassroots organizations doing the thankless, often-overlooked, mission-critical work of change” like the New Georgia Project, GALEO and Fair Fight.
She also thanked the organization Mijente, which reportedly “contacted every Latino voter” in the state of Georgia in eight weeks. This included 310,000 knocks on doors, 257,000 phone calls, and 376,000 text messages.
With Warnock’s win and Ossoff’s expected victory, each party will have 50 representatives in the Senate. Incoming Vice President Kamala Harris will have the tie-breaking vote for issues that split down party lines.
On Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez posted that it was “a new day” in America and listed a handful of policies that Democrats were going to get to as soon as President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office on Jan. 20, including retroactive COVID-19 relief, student loan cancellation and tackling climate change.