With the controversy over Georgia’s new voting bill dominating the news, Union is excited to announce that Union alum and US Senator Raphael Warnock ’94, ’06 will join Rev. Dr. Serene Jones on Sunday, April 18th at 3:00 pm EST for a discussion on voting rights and the religious left.
The event is the second in a digital series titled “So Help Me God: Faith and the Fight for a Progressive Future,” which features prominent political figures in conversation with Union leaders and faculty. These conversations will focus on the rise of the religious left and its power to shape policymaking going forward.
Sen. Warnock is an unparalleled leader of the religious left. After growing up in public housing in a poor family, Sen. Warnock worked his way through school to become an ordained minister. He later became the youngest person to be selected for the esteemed position of Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta — the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Guided by his faith, Sen. Warnock then defied all odds and mounted a successful campaign to become Georgia’s first Black senator. In doing so, he beat back mischaracterizations of his faith and other attacks.
Elected in a state that is notorious for suppressing Black people, the right to vote is deeply personal for Sen. Warnock. And with Georgia making voting even more difficult, Sen. Warnock is fighting for federal legislation to ensure that voting rights are protected and expanded. In the discussion, he’ll dive into the national debate over voting, along with other pressing progressive issues.
To register for the event on Sunday, April 18th at 3:00 pm ET, please click here.