Say “thanks” to Stacey Abrams for all her great work.
Here at One Thing You Can Do, we loves us some Stacey Abrams, yes oh yes.
We wrote about her during her 2018 run for governor of Georgia and encouraged you to read her book, Lead from the Outside, and pre-order Our Time is Now, which has since arrived on the market. [We’ll post a separate review soon.]
Several Georgia grassroots organizations she launched and others she boosts appear in our story on how to help Rev. Ralph Warnock and Jon Ossoff win the Senate runoff races that take place on January 5, 2021.
Seeing as today is Thanksgiving, we at OTYCD thought we would give thanks for Stacey Abrams, because why not?
Abrams stars in All In: The Fight for Democracy, a documentary about voter suppression that was released earlier in 2020.
See the website for the documentary:
View All In: The Fight for Democracy on Amazon Prime Video:
Read a story about Abrams appearance with the documentarians on a panel at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island:
See film of the panel on YouTube, which took place in October 2020 at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs:
See the TED Talk Stacey Abrams recorded in November 2018, titled, Three Questions to Ask Yourself About Everything You Do:
Buy and read Abrams’s book, Lead from the Outside:
Buy and read Abrams’s book, Our Time is Now:
Better still, buy them from a black-owned independent bookstore [scroll down a bit for the listings, which are sorted by state]:
Also! She has written eight romance novels and counting under the name Selena Montgomery. Why not get them too?
Here are a few good, meaty articles on her [some might be paywalled]:
Stacey Abrams’s Fight for a Fair Vote, The New Yorker, August 2019:
Stacey Abrams is Building a New Kind of Political Machine in the Deep South, Rolling Stone, March 2020.
A Conversation with Stacey Abrams, the Council on Foreign Relations, May 2019:
The best way to thank Stacey Abrams for her work is to learn from it and apply it where you live. Study what she did and why she did it, think about your community and its needs, and make it a better place.
Don’t try to be the next Stacey Abrams. Be the first you, and as you make your name, make the most of what you learn from her and her example.
Happy Thanksgiving, all!
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