FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2020
- Tim Trumble – Media Coordinator; Cell: 617-947-2632; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bruce Marks, NACA CEO; Cell: 617-835-4477; email@example.com
NACA LAUNCHES LARGEST STATEWIDE CANVASSING EFFORT FOR WARNOCK & OSSOFF
(ATLANTA – November 19, 2020) – On Friday, November 20th at 11:00 am at Green Pastures Christian Ministries, 5455 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur, GA 30034, NACA will kick-off the largest grassroots face-to-face canvassing operation in Georgia. Over two hundred NACA Members, who have been receiving canvassing training by UNITE HERE, will begin canvassing in Atlanta in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff for U.S. Senate. NACA will be expanding its canvassing throughout Georgia with over 2,000 NACA canvassers focusing initially on voter registration and then turnout. All eyes are on Georgia in determining the control of the U.S. Senate and direction of President Elect Biden’s agenda. NACA Founder and CEO Bruce Marks, NACA Members and others will officially launch the campaign with more than 200 of the canvassers who will work through the January 5th election. All canvassers will be outfitted with proper PPE protections and social distancing to protect against Covid-19.
Everyone understands the enormity of Georgia’s twin Senate runoffs that will determine the balance of power in the Congress and whether the legislative program of Democrats and the new Administration may be effective or hobbled during the upcoming 117th Congress. Each party and their supporters will pour in over one hundred million dollars and likely much more during the campaign. The vast majority will go to TV, radio, phone banking and social media inundating an already saturated and polarized Georgian electorate. While some of this is necessary, the focus must be on canvassing throughout Georgia.
NACA, through its Economic Justice for All (“EJA”) PAC, is best positioned to operationalize a massive ground effort with over 360,000 members in Georgia built over 25 years through assisting homeowners during the mortgage crisis and now through its Best in America mortgage. In the recent presidential election NACA activated its large grassroots network in Georgia through an innovative ‘Rolls-to-the-Polls’ program with over 100 15-seat vans providing safe rides to the polls for over 25,000 voters in the greater Atlanta area. NACA advocates also maintained a presence around polling locations to help ensure that fringe elements did not interfere with lawful ballot counting or intimidate poll workers.
NACA CEO Bruce Marks pointed out, “We are excited about the canvassing training UNITE HERE is providing given their proven track record of flipping Arizona and Nevada. I founded NACA while working for HERE and their expertise in canvassing is crucial in mobilizing our members in leading a large canvassing operation statewide.
Governor Roy Barnes states, “NACA has been a major force in Georgia for many years, defeating Fleet Bank, passing predatory lending legislation and with its extraordinary homeownership programs. Their political engagement in this defining election will be crucial in in winning both these senate seats which will define the direction of the country”.
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Started in 1988, NACA is the largest HUD-Certified nonprofit, community advocacy and homeownership organization in the United States. NACA has been the forefront in fighting predatory lending and has been the most effective organization in providing affordable solutions to over 250,000 homeowners. NACA provides the best mortgage in the country through its 48 offices nationwide. NACA’s founder and CEO Bruce Marks was named Bostonian of the Year for 2007 because of his work in getting the major lenders and servicers to modify home loans. He has also testified before Congress on numerous occasions including September 10, 2000, being one of the few to sound the alarm of the pending mortgage crisis. For more information, please visit www.naca.com.