AOC, Progressive House Dems Call For ‘Transformative Change Across America’ After Georgia Senate Elections


Democratic Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal and other progressive lawmakers on Wednesday called for “transformative change across America” as America awaited the results of one Georgia runoff Senate race.

Democrat Raphael Warnock is projected to defeat Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., according to the Fox News Decision Desk early Wednesday. The race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and former Republican Sen. David Perdue is still too close to call, though Ossoff claimed victory Wednesday morning.

If Ossoff defeats Perdue, Democrats will hold the presidency and control both the House and Senate, which could allow the party to carry out more progressive policies.

“VICTORY in Georgia must lead to transformative change across America!” Jayapal tweeted. “Recurring survival checks, union jobs that pay a living wage, guaranteed health care, racial justice, voting rights, immigration reform, climate action, repro justice, education, and MUCH more. It can’t wait!”

Jayapal later tweeted a list of progressive agenda goals, including COVID-19 relief such as “survival checks,” $15 federal minimum wage, a “green renewable energy infrastructure package,” “humane immigration policy,” “racial justice,” universal health care, “democracy reform,” “bold” climate policies, universal child care and family leave, and free college.

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