Georgia – Georgia members of MoveOn voted overwhelmingly in favor of Stacey Abrams running for state governor, with 97% voting in favor of Abrams.
MoveOn has over 400,000 members in Georgia and Abrams Approval One of MoveOn’s first two approvals for governor in 2022 is Beto O’Rourke of Texas. These two nations were elected first because the next governor will play a vital role in their constituency life and will also be the cornerstone of determining whether we will maintain a functioning democracy where people retain the right to count their votes and actually determine the winner of the election.
Stacey Abrams’ race for governor against a divided and extreme Republican party in Georgia will determine whether people get the support they need for the job, if a woman’s right to choose is protected by Trump’s Supreme Court and whether Medicaid is expanded.
“Stacey Abrams is the leader we need in our democracy right now.” Said Rahna Ipting, executive director of Moveon Political Action. “The stakes are high for next year’s midterm elections, and Americans have their livelihoods and rights on the line. The people of Georgia need a governor who not only understands them but is willing to fight for those rights.
The decision by MoveOn members to support Abrams will enable statewide and national grassroots networks to begin fundraising, as well as on-the-ground and digitally organized efforts on his behalf. In 2018, MoveOn members raised more than 1 million for the Abrams campaign, an election that electrified both Peach State and the country.
After three years of challenging Abrams Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in an election that he lost for a short time, Abrams faces a new challenge presented by Georgia’s ever-changing political landscape. More than 1.2 million new voters have entered Georgia since 2018, with a younger and more diverse population. By making his name as a franchise activist, Abrams quickly became a thorn in the side of Republicans. However, Republicans do not like current Governor Brian Kemp very much, giving Abrams the ability to build a strong base of diverse voters.
Stacey Abrams was the first black woman to be elected governor of a major party in the United States and received more votes than any other Democrat in state history. During his tenure in Georgia’s House of Representatives, Abrams single-handedly fought to improve the lives of all Georgians by stopping the largest tax increase on middle-class Georgians in state history, advancing criminal justice reform that reduced prison costs without increasing crime, and the state’s largest public transporter. Working with Republicans on funding packages.
Stacey Abrams is hoping for a statewide construction Operations that culturally reflect the diversity of the state. Abrams recognized The epidemic has caused historic suffering that has exacerbated racial and income inequality in Georgia, and Georgians plan to take immediate action to address the problems they face.
Here is what some Georgian Movon members said about Abrams:
“Stacey Abrams has worked hard year after year and has shown that the people of Georgia are at her heart.” –Brenda V., Lawrenceville, GA
“Stacey Abrams is the only candidate for me. She thinks locally, and her predictions for Georgia are for the future at the national level.” –German B., Atlanta, GA
“Stacey has worked tirelessly for all of us over the years. He will make a great governor.” –Katherine K., Thomasville, GA
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