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Ossoff Holds GOTV Rally in Athens Saturday

Jon Ossoff speaks in the 40 Watt parking lot Nov. 13. Credit: Tyler Wilkins

With control of the U.S. Senate at stake next week, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff will host a rally and canvassing event Saturday in Athens.

A “block party” starts at 10:30 a.m. and will feature music from Linqua Franqua (aka Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker), Kendrick Mack and Squalle, food from Rashe’s Cuisine and speakers Ossoff, Public Service Commission candidate Daniel Blackmon, Mayor Kelly Girtz, state Rep. Spencer Frye, District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, Parker and commissioners Tim Denson and Russell Edwards.

“This will likely be the consequential election of our lifetimes,” Denson, who is also chairman-elect of the ACC Democratic Committee, said in a news release. “Never has a Georgian’s single vote held so much potential in changing the course of our nation. Georgia has the opportunity to decide that all Americans are guaranteed health care, a living wage and a strong social fabric that helps them when they need it.”

Attendees will receive volunteer training, then fan out to contact 5,000 of the approximately 51,000 local voters who have yet to cast a ballot in the runoff.

Ossoff faces Sen. David Perdue, while fellow Democrat Raphael Warnock is running against Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Blackmon faces Republican PSC incumbent Lauren “Bubba” McDonald.

Early voting has ended, and the next opportunity to vote is Election Day Tuesday, Jan. 5.