Democratic National Committee
November 19, 2019

DNC Events in Georgia Around The Presidential Primary Debate on November 20

DNC Chair Perez & DPG Chair Williams To Kick Off Voter Protection Training;
Abrams, DNC and DPG To Hold Roundtable On Combating Voter Suppression

This week, the DNC and Chair Perez will be holding multiple events in Georgia around the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate. 


Roundtable With Stacey Abrams On Breaking Down Voter Suppression: Intersections Between People of Color Voters and Disabled Voters

The Democratic Party of Georgia and the DNC’s Civic Engagement and Voter Protection team will join former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams to hold a panel discussion on battling voter suppression tactics.

**Please Note** Abrams will speak at the beginning of the event.

WHAT: Panel Discussion on Voter Suppression

WHO: Stacey Abrams, Former Georgia House Democratic Leader

Nikema Williams, Democratic Party of GA Chair

Rebecca Cokley, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Reyna Walters-Morgan, DNC Director of Civic Engagement and Voter Protection

Ted Jackson, DNC Disability & LGBTQ Political Engagement

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Ohio River South

115 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Suite 225A

Atlanta, GA 30303

DNC Background Briefing: Trump’s Headwinds in Georgia and Democrats’ Strategy in 2020

The DNC will hold a background briefing for reporters ahead of the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta to discuss Trump’s headwinds in the state and Democrats’ strategy in 2020.

WHAT: DNC Background Call

WHO: David Bergstein, DNC Director of Battleground State Communications

Kristin Avery, DNC Battleground States Political Director

WHEN: 4:00 p.m.

Cafecito Por Latina Equal Pay

The DNC’s ¡Mujeres Mobilize! initiative is joining with Emerge Georgia and BLUE Institute to host a roundtable discussion in recognition of National Latina Equal Pay Day. Latina Equal Pay Day represents the day when Latina women’s pay finally reaches what White, non-Hispanic men earned the previous year, and is recognized on this year on November 20.

Mujeres Mobilize is the DNC’s outreach and organizing program to engage, harness, and transform the energy of Latina women and girls marching for our lives, family reunification, equal pay, and more into votes and Democratic victories in 2020 and beyond. Targeted outreach to Latinas, who are often the leaders and influencers of their family, is a vital part of the organizing strategy to expand the electorate.

WHAT: Cafecito Por Latina Equal Pay

WHO: Seema Nanda, DNC CEO

Amanda Renteria, Chair of Emerge

Genny Castillo, COO of BLUE Institute

Cristina Andino, Democratic Party of Georgia

Cynthia Jasso-Rotunno, DNC Latinx Outreach Director

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Buenos Dias Cafe

30 Decatur Street SE 

Atlanta, GA 30303

Chop It Up - Georgia

The DNC’s Chop It Up tour will hold a barber-shop style conversation with Black men in the Atlanta area to discuss the issues faced by the community.

The Chop It Up Tour is a new DNC program, launched by DNC African American Political Director Cyrus Garrett, to engage and organize Black men across the country and build the infrastructure to mobilize this critical community ahead of 2020. 

WHAT: Chop It Up - Georgia

WHO: Tom Perez, DNC Chair

W. Cyrus Garrett African-American Political Director, DNC

Brandon Gassaway, National Press Secretary DNC

WHEN: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar

3721 Main St

College Park, GA 30337


DNC Chair Tom Perez, Georgia Democratic Party Chair Nikema Williams To Kick Off DNC Civic Engagement and Voter Protection Summit

DNC Chair Tom Perez and Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Nikema Williams will join local leaders to kick off the DNC’s Civic Engagement and Voter Protection Summit. 

The summit is a gathering with community members to discuss the DNC’s voter protection strategy and highlight the role of Civil Rights and community groups in protecting the vote.

**PLEASE NOTE** The event will close to the press for the voter protection training following the opening remarks from Chair Perez and Chair Williams.

WHAT: DNC Civic Engagement and Voter Protection Summit

WHO: Tom Perez, Chair of the DNC

Georgia Democratic Party Chair Nikema Williams

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: The Gathering Spot

384 Northyards Blvd NW

Atlanta, GA 30313


Reporters --

Georgia’s rapidly growing and changing electorate is driving the state’s competitiveness, and it’s a battleground that Republicans must defend.

Trump is facing major headwinds in the state: according to Morning Consult his net approval has decreased by 21 points since he took office and a University of Georgia poll found 54 percent of Georgians disapprove of his record.

Georgia’s electorate is shifting quickly in Democrats’ favor:

The state gained 300,000 voters in 10 months -- 47 percent are people of color and 45 percent are under age 30, according to Fair Fight Georgia; 

In 2016, Clinton became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Gwinnett County since President Carter;

And from 2016 to 2018 Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Henry and Gwinnett counties all had a significant increase in Democratic votes.

In the 2018 cycle, Democrats flipped the 6th Congressional District gained 16 seats in the state legislature — the largest gain for Democrats in the state House in 30 years — and former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams came within half a point of winning the governor’s race.

The change in suburban Gwinnett County, a historically conservative area, demonstrates how independent voters are rejecting Trump and the GOP: in 2018 Democrats picked up two seats on the county commission becoming the board’s first Democratic members in more than 30 years and flipped six legislative seats to gain a majority of the county’s state legislative delegation.

Ahead of the Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta, here are some key facts to know about the DNC and Democratic Party of Georgia’s early general election initiatives: 

ORGANIZING CORPS: Through Organizing Corps, the DNC is already training the next generation of organizers who will hit the ground running in Georgia. This summer, there were 30 field organizers trained on the ground.

ON THE GROUND, EARLY ORGANIZING: Georgia Democrats have four full-time field organizers working to mobilize and organize critical communities.

VOTER PROTECTION: Georgia Democrats were the first state party in the nation to hire a full-time, permanent voter protection director and this cycle have expanded their program to serve every county in the state.

COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL STAFF: Georgia Democrats have communications staff who are working to define and localize Trump’s record of broken promises and digital staff ensuring Democrats are reaching voters online.

David Bergstein
Director of Battleground State Communications
Democratic National Committee

Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
November 20, 2019

Trump campaign to fly aerial banner, run newspaper ad ahead of Dem debate in Atlanta

President Donald J. Trump’s re-election campaign is taking to the skies over Atlanta and the pages of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today to blast Democrat plans to wreck the American economy. The Trump campaign plans aerial advertising via airplane flyover as well as a full-color, full-page ad in the newspaper on the same day Democrats descend on Atlanta for yet another of their primary debates. 

The flyover will feature a massive banner reading “DEMOCRATS’ SOCIALISM WILL DESTROY ATLANTA JOBS” and will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. eastern time.

The newspaper ad rips Democrat plans for eliminating jobs by targeting the energy industry, ending employer-provided health insurance, and raising taxes on almost all Americans.  The ad also highlights the President’s accomplishments on the economy, including the creation of over six million new jobs and achieving historically low unemployment figures.

Sierra Club
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Contact: Jonathon Berman

Sierra Club Political Committee Launches First Political Television Ad of 2020 Cycle

Ad Highlights Booming Clean Energy Economy, Demands President that Understands It

Washington, DC -- This morning, just ahead of tomorrow’s Democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia, the Sierra Club Political Committee unveiled its first political television ad of the 2020 cycle. The ad, which focuses on solar industry employees in Georgia, highlights the “green economy,” which now employs nearly 9.5 million Americans generating $1.31 trillion in annual revenue and the need for a president who understands all it contributes.

The ad is running on MSNBC, which is hosting the debate alongside the Washington Post, and will be airing in both Washington, DC and Atlanta, Georgia markets.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“The booming clean energy economy is helping people create a better future for themselves and their families while, at the same time, helping to tackle the climate crisis that threatens our collective future. Workers see new job opportunities, communities see thriving local economies, and the American people see the inevitable transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. It’s time we have a president who understands this.”


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Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS)
Published on November 19th, 2019
Press Contact
Toby Nicole White


Ventura, CA (November 20, 2019) Today, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) launched a national TV ad campaign asking “Who Said That?” in regards to a recent national poll which found that 63 percent of voters want to reduce legal immigration by at least half.

The “Who Said That” animated TV ad parodies a game show and asks Democratic presidential candidates who exactly wants to reduce legal immigration by at least one-half? Their fictitious responses, “Trump,” “Satan,” and a hilarious third response show just how out of touch some political figures in America are with voters on immigration.

The six-figure buy will place the ad on the pre-debate coverage on MSNBC, morning-after cable news programs, and digital platforms. Different episodes of “Who Said That,” illustrating the irrationality of current immigration policy will run in the future.

Californians for Population Stabilization Executive Director Ric Oberlink said:

“We wanted to use parody to demonstrate just how out of touch with voters many politicians are today on immigration issues. None of the Democratic presidential candidates are running on a platform to cut legal immigration levels, despite that fact that a Harvard-Harris poll found that 81 percent of voters want to cut legal immigration levels. You would be hard-pressed to find any other political issue that receives such widespread support from the American people.”

“Sadly, politicians on both sides of the political aisle pander to big business for cheap labor interests. Meanwhile, adjusting for inflation, household incomes have remained virtually flat for the past 20 years. It’s time for commonsense immigration policies that raise wages for working class Americans.”

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