Stacey Abrams not only has revealed the ins and outs of voter suppression in the U.S., she is also credited with 800,000 new voter registrations.
She is one of the people whose organization’s efforts contributed to the projected victory of former Vice President Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris in last week’s election.
In 2018, Abrams, who is featured in a documentary, “All In,” narrowly lost the 2018 race for governor of Georgia. The then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who controlled the elections that year, was Abrams opponent in that race.
In the wake of that loss, Abrams founded Fair Fight, a political action committee (PAC), that sued the Georgia Secretary of State and Georgia Board of Elections in 2018 and took on engagement on voting rights, partnering with community groups across the country and raised more than $33 million this election cycle,
Georgia has not elected a Democratic presidential candidate in more than three decades. Currently, President-elect Biden is ahead of Trump by a small margin.
Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State of Georgia Brad Raffensperger said that because of the small margin there will be a recount.
Via Twitter Abrams said: “[m]y heart is full. Georgia, let’s shout out to those who’ve been in the trenches and deserve the plaudits for change.”
Fair Fight through Twitter said: “[t]he road to the Senate majority runs through Georgia and it is critical we elect two champions of democracy: Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. Request your ballot today and make your voice heard in the January 5 runoff elections.”
Ossoff trailed incumbent Georgia Sen. David Perdue and Warnock was ahead in his race against Georgia’s other senator, incumbent Kelly Loeffler. Both races fell in the margin requiring run-off elections in January, 2021.
Abrams continues to organize and, as of November 9, has raised $6 million to support the campaigns of Warnock and Ossoff.
The Post is encouraging everyone to join in and thank Stacey Abrams and support Fair Fight.
If you contribute at least $1 and send us your name and city, we will list you in our thanks on our website.
Checks can be sent to:
Fair Fight, 1270 Caroline St., NE, Suite D120-311, Atlanta, GA 30307
You can contribute online by going to FairFight.com.