Update, May 26, 2018: Hooray! Stacey Abrams won the May 22 Democratic primary and will face either Brian Kemp or Casey Cagle on November 6.
Support Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who is running to be Georgia’s next governor.
Abrams founded the New Georgia Project, which led one of the largest voter registration drivers in the state’s history, signing up more than 200,000 people of color to vote between 2014 and 2016. She holds degrees from Spelman College, the University of Texas, and Yale Law School, and she co-founded a financial services firm that specializes in small businesses.
She served in the Georgia General Assembly from 2007 to 2017, and in 2010, she became the first woman leader of either party in the state legislature and the first black person to lead the state’s House of Representatives. She also serves as the House Minority Leader for the state legislature.
As governor, she would pursue universal pre-K, improving and defending public schools, and lower-cost and debt-free higher education. She would direct more economic development dollars to Georgia’s small businesses, and would seek pay equity, a living wage, and sick leave policies. She would fight poverty by establishing a state Earned Income Tax Credit and pursuing bail reform. She wants to expand Medicaid. And, of course, she would defend civil rights and fight voter suppression.
Abrams has earned the endorsements of Georgia House Rep and civil rights icon John Lewis; former Congresswoman and gun safety advocate Gabby Giffords; Jason Kander, former Missouri Secretary of State and president of Let America Vote; and Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, among many others.
The Root described her like so: “Imagine Samantha Bee except black and taller with locs and a law degree.” If she wins, Abrams would be the first black woman governor in America.
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Abrams is on Luvvie’s list of black woman candidates running for office in 2018:
Listen to Abrams’s appearance on the December 18, 2017 episode of the Pod Save America podcast:
Read a June 2017 Washington Post profile of Abrams:
Read an October 2017 article from The Root about the Georgia governor’s race (note that there is also a white woman candidate in the race named Stacey Evans). This is the article that likens Abrams to Samantha Bee:
Read a 2014 Governing article on the challenges she faced as a party leader in the Georgia General Assembly:
Read a September 2014 Slate piece on the New Georgia Project: