Georgia’s two special runoff elections will decide which party wins control of the U.S. Senate as voters cast their ballots today. Democrat Raphael Warnock is facing off against Republican Kelly Loeffler while Democrat Jon Ossoff goes head-to-head with Republican David Perdue. If Democrats win both races, Kamala Harris will become the tie-breaking vote that gives Democrats a lead in the Senate. With the political stakes of the nation at an all-time high, here’s what some Latine celebrities and organizations are saying on social media leading up to the big showdown tonight.
Actress Eva Longoria is reminding all Georgians that today is the last day to cast their ballots and make their voices heard. She also shares some resources for voters so that they know their rights.
Singer Demi Lovato shared a tweet about the importance of tonight’s election with an emoji of a ballot and by retweeting information about Election Day voting hours.
Luis A. Miranda, Jr., political strategist and father of Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda, woke up today with a message encouraging people in Georgia to go out and vote.
Actor Wilmer Valderrama has been busy retweeting videos and information about tonight’s election all week. Recently, he shared a video of Stacey Abrams saying that “this election is going to change the future.”
Bernie Sanders’ former national deputy press secretary Anna Bahr tweeted that Mijente, an organization that helps Latines organize, was able to contact “every Latino voter in Georgia in just 8 weeks.”
The New Georgia Project, a nonpartisan organization that has been helping people register to vote in Georgia, released a video of Longoria and America Ferrera asking Georgians to go out and vote. The organization is offering voters free rides to the polls today.
“We’re in Georgia on the ground talking to people about the power to vote,” Longoria says in the video.
Lastly, Voto Latino wants Latinos in Georgia to cast their votes for Warnock and Ossoff and shares a video of superhero La Borinqueña. The superhero character asks Puerto Ricans in the Peach State to go out and vote.