Ossoff is running to fight for Health, Jobs, and Justice
Ossoff: “The promise of equal justice in America remains unfulfilled, so together we’ll fight for a new Civil Rights Act and a new Voting Rights Act.”
Atlanta, Ga. — Today, investigative journalist and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff released his latest ad, “Selma,” centering his commitment to fighting for equal justice that was first instilled in him by his mentor, Congressman John Lewis. As Ossoff walks the Edmund Pettus Bridge, he reflects on the courage of civil rights leaders including Congressman Lewis, the progress made in the Civil Rights Movement, and the work yet to be done to secure equal justice for all as he calls for a new Civil Rights Act and a new Voting Rights Act.
In the ad, Ossoff says he’ll fight to “ensure equal justice for all no matter the color of our skin, to end racial profiling and police brutality, and to stop anyone from suppressing the sacred right to vote.”
The ad closes with a clip of Congressman Lewis urging every American to exercise their right to vote.
Passing a new Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act has been a core component of Ossoff’s fight for health, jobs, and justice for all Georgians.
Ossoff speaks often about the close personal bond he had with Congressman Lewis and how Lewis helped shape him into who he is today. When Ossoff was 16, after reading Lewis’ memoir Walking With the Wind, he wrote Lewis and asked if he could come work for him. They remained close until Lewis passed.
The ad comes out during the first week of early voting as hundreds of thousands of Georgians have already exercised their right to vote, but serves to encourage others to get to the polls.
Find the transcript below.
[Ossoff]: “Daring to demand the right to vote for Black Americans in Selma, Alabama, 55 years ago, John Lewis was nearly killed as he and hundreds marched across this bridge.
“That movement’s courage secured the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.
“The promise of equal justice in America remains unfulfilled, so together we’ll fight for a new Civil Rights Act and a new Voting Rights Act
“To ensure equal justice for all no matter the color of our skin, to end racial profiling and police brutality, and to stop anyone from suppressing the sacred right to vote.
“Congressman Lewis gave me my first job. He instilled in me the conviction to fight for justice.
“He said to never give in. Never give up. Keep the faith, and keep our eyes on the prize.”
[Congressman Lewis]: “Too many people struggled, suffered, and died to make it possible for every American to exercise their right to vote.”
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