In the ad, titled “Calling on You,” Lewis makes a direct pitch to Georgia voters to back Ossoff for the U.S. Senate
Lewis: Ossoff “brilliant, has the energy to lead us to a better place”
Lewis: “Friends, I’m calling on you to support Jon Ossoff, and send Donald Trump a message he will never forget”
Atlanta, Ga. — Today, investigative journalist and media executive Jon Ossoff unveiled the second TV ad of his U.S. Senate campaign, featuring his mentor and highest-profile supporter, civil rights legend and U.S. Congressman John Lewis.
The ad, which features footage of Lewis campaigning for Ossoff across Georgia, is titled “Calling on You.” Congressman Lewis calls Ossoff “brilliant” and says Ossoff “has the energy to lead us to a better place.”
Lewis urges Georgia voters, “Friends, I’m calling on you to support Jon Ossoff, and send Donald Trump a message he’ll never forget.”
When he announced his endorsement of Ossoff’s Senate bid in September, Congressman John Lewis said, “Seldom have I known a young leader who matches Jon Ossoff’s talent, integrity, and commitment to our community. Jon has a proven record fighting for justice and exposing corruption, and I will do everything in my power to support Jon’s election to the United States Senate. Like the many thousands Jon has already organized and inspired, I am ready to work tirelessly to elect him. Georgia and America need Jon.”
In a statement accompanying the release of this ad, Ossoff said, “The Congressman’s mentorship for nearly two decades has been a vital influence on my worldview and the direction of my life. While corrupt Senator David Perdue fiddles with his stock portfolio and apologizes for Brian Kemp’s voter suppression, together Congressman Lewis and I are building a massive grassroots campaign to register and turn out Georgia voters at unprecedented scale.”
A transcript of the ad:
“[Lewis]: We can send this young man Jon Ossoff to the United States Senate.
Smart, brilliant, has the energy to lead us to a better place.
We need his voice, we need Jon Ossoff — standing up, speaking up, and speaking out.
I’ve known Jon for many many years. He will fight for our values.
Friends, I’m calling on you to support Jon Ossoff, and send Donald Trump a message he will never forget.”
[Ossoff]: “I’m Jon Ossoff, and I approve this message.”
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Ossoff owns and runs a 28-year-old investigative media company. In the last three years alone, Ossoff’s company has produced internationally broadcast investigations of ISIS war crimes, high-level corruption in international sports, war crimes committed by international peacekeepers, and death squads that target children.
Ossoff’s campaign has been endorsed by scores of Georgia leaders and grassroots activists, including Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Hank Johnson, and State Legislative Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bennett. Two weeks after launching his campaign, Ossoff’s kickoff rally at the MLK Rec Center in Atlanta drew hundreds of volunteers committed to registering voters.
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Contact: Jake Best, (770) 342-9339