>> Election 2020: Georgia Presidential candidate visit tracker
Black Church PAC is made up of historically African American church denominations and seeks to elect “progressive leaders committed in ridding us of mass incarceration, voter suppression and gun violence,” according to its Twitter page. It endorsed Democrat Stacey Abrams ahead of last year’s gubernatorial race.
Mark Moore, Jr., the Atlanta-based pastor who is hosting the conference, said having five presidential candidates in attendance “demonstrates the inherent power and potential of our black church millennials and the unique appeal of our gathering.”
This is Warren's second visit to Georgia since launching her presidential campaign. Ditto for Sanders, who stopped by Augusta in May. Buttigieg and Booker have each campaigned in Georgia twice before, according to the AJC's presidential candidate visit tracker, and this is Castro's first official trip to the Peach State since announcing his 2020 bid.
The state has received attention from Democratic presidential hopefuls in ways it hasn't seen in decades ever since Abrams' near-miss in last year's gubernatorial contest.
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