The Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock soared to national attention alongside Jon Ossoff when the pair won the Georgia runoff elections in January 2021, which, at the time, handed the Democrats control of the House, Senate and White House.
Upon his election, Warnock became the first Black member of the Senate elected from Georgia. As the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church (Martin Luther King Jr.’s former congregation), he has a unique perspective on the role of faith in promoting progressive values like civil rights, a woman’s right to choose and criminal justice reform.
Warnock serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, as well as the Special Committee on Aging and the Joint Economic Committee.
Senator Warnock is a proud J Street ally and routinely engages with J Street supporters.
In 2022, Warnock, along with Senators Ossoff and Graham, successfully lobbied the Defense Department to maintain the post of United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority at a three-star general rank, which helped continue vital security coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Senator Warnock has publicly spoken out against actions which undermine peace, freedom and democracy, including unilateral annexation and settlement expansion. In May 2022, he signed the bicameral Merkley-Stansbury letter which pushed back against proposed evictions in the West Bank communities of Masafer Yatta. He has voiced support for President Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement, which verifiably blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons, and supports negotiating a new agreement to block Iran’s path to a bomb and avoid another unnecessary, catastrophic conflict in the Middle East.