On the heels of historic voter turnout in Georgia, Abby revisits her interview with Stacey Abrams back in July. In that conversation, Stacey outlined her bold strategy to fight voter suppression and educate communities about voting. And her work bore fruit, with Georgia flipping blue for the first time in a presidential race since 1992. Recounting her upbringing in Mississippi, the former Georgia House of Representatives minority leader describes the powerful example of citizenship and activism her parents set for their six children, as activists and citizens, even as they had struggled their whole lives for fair access to education, employment opportunities, and the voting booth. Oh, and when Abrams isn’t saving our democracy, she’s got a side hustle as a romance novelist.
Stacey’s book: Our Time Is Now
Fair Fight 2020
Stacey Abrams Says Fighting Voter Suppression Changed "The Trajectory Of The Nation"
Make Way For Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey (MFA Boston)
Stacey Abrams: I Know Voting Feels Inadequate Right Now (NY Times)
1,285 Proven Cases of Voter Fraud in America (Heritage Foundation)
Stacey Abrams, Georgia Candidate For Governor, Has Strong Mississippi Roots (Hattiesburg American)
Stacey Abrams on Twitter and Instagram: @staceyabrams