The Democratic National Committee is launching a new program, the Victory Leaders Council, which is designed to “flip states to Democrats” and lead volunteers and grassroots campaigning. Georgia, along with Arizona and Utah, has been selected as a launching ground for the VLC.
The DNC’s southern political director, Ron Allen, will relocate to Georgia this week and will stay in Georgia through the presidential election. Allen also worked on Obama’s 2008 campaign in Georgia. He will assist state Democrat officials with field organization as well as get-out-the-vote efforts.
In recent weeks, Hillary Clinton has committed to sending money to the state party, increased her Georgia campaign staff, and opened a Georgia headquarters in Atlanta. It appears that both Hillary Clinton and the DNC are putting in serious effort in an attempt to flip Georgia in 2016.
Although the DNC is hoping that the Victory Leaders Council will help weaken Republican dominance in Georgia, Donald Trump is also attempting to tighten his grip on Georgia. Like Clinton, Trump’s campaign is spending more time in Georgia and has promised to spend more campaign money in Georgia.
As the election draws nearer, it’s more important than ever for progressives to do everything they can to help get out the vote. Tell a family member about the Oct. 11 voter registration deadline. Make a plan to take friends with you to the polls. Make sure that people know that Clinton and Trump are deadlocked in Georgia.