Young Voters Matter is an organization committed to organizing and educating young voters across the country.

Why is Georgia’s Senate race so important? The United States Senate is the branch of government that, together with the House of Representatives, makes up the U.S. Congress. The Senate has some unique powers that include the confirmation of:

  • The President’s cabinet choices
  • Supreme Court Justices and federal judges
  • Ambassadors
  • Federal executive officials

Which political party is in control of the Senate is important. If the President is of an opposing party, it can be difficult to pass laws and make appointments (including Supreme Court Justices).