Ahead of Senate runoffs, Collegians knock doors with facts in Georgia

This week, “Georgia On My Mind” is true for everyone, as the Senate runoff elections are to be held in the Peach State. This will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

In light of the huge stakes this election has, CFACT Collegians jumped into action to knock doors and distribute educational literature on climate change and the Green New Deal. As a 501(c)(3) organization, CFACT is prohibited from engaging in any sort of electioneering or endorsing any candidate or political party, but what CFACT can do is to give people the facts on the issues so they can be properly informed on how to vote.

“We’ve been handing out CFACT’s educational flyers to every voter we meet,” said Dalton Sherrod, a student at UGA and CFACT’s organizer for the door-knocking outreach. “Many people will vote for a candidate not realizing what their real positions on the issues are, like the radical Green New Deal. We’ve had some great conversations with folks and they’re happy to learn what the facts are.”

CFACT’s crack team of energetic, passionate student activists are still on the ground, knocking doors and interacting with voters in Athens nearby UGA’s campus while you read this.

The flyers CFACT’s activists are distributing lay out the devastating environmental and economic effects the Green New Deal would have on America. Here’s a few examples:

“Bloomberg News reported that [the Green New Deal] could cost up to $93 Trillion over 10 years, according to the group American Action Forum. That’s $65,000 per year, per family. Household electricity costs could increase by 12-14% nationwide.”

“To run the entire nation on wind and solar, like the Green New Deal (GND) calls for, hundreds of thousands of square miles of habitat and wilderness would be destroyed to make way for the solar facilities, wind turbines, and transmission lines.”

As Georgia aims to bounce back from the coronavirus lockdowns, a Green New Deal would destroy any hope the state has at a speedy recovery – all for no environmental benefit.

Whatever happens on Tuesday, you can rest assured that CFACT is doing all it can to educate the public on the issues that matter most. You can see CFACT’s flyer for yourself here.