Dozens of celebrities who started their careers in musical theater have come out to sing in support Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the upcoming Georgia special elections. They’ve released a charity single, “Georgia On My Mind,” to support Stacey Abrams’ voting rights organization, FAIR FIGHT.
The races will determine which party controls the Senate chamber. The Biden administration will not be able to pass legislation through Congress if Republicans control the upper house.
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If both are elected, Ossoff and Rev. Warnock would bring the Democrats’ numbers in the Senate to 50. In that event, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be able to break any tie votes in favor of the Democrats in the Senate. They could rescue LGBTQ progress from almost possible defeat in a GOP-controlled Senate.
Neither Ossoff nor Rev. Warnock have been elected to office before, but both have pledged to be strong allies for LGBTQ causes in the Senate.
The socially distanced song stars a who’s-who of musical celebrities including Audra McDonald, BD Wong, Ben Platt, Bernadette Peters, Jai Rodriguez, Jeremy Jordan, Idina Minzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Billy Porter.
Porter, naturally, steals the show.
The song is available for purchase on iTunes and BroadwayRecords.com. 100 percent of the proceeds go toward FAIR FIGHT.