Oprah and Obama Think She Should Be The Next Governor of Georgia
Georgia residents may get their first Black woman governor next week - and Oprah and Obama are cheering her on!
Stacey Abrams shook things up earlier this year when she became the gubernatorial nominee in this historically conservative state.
In fact, no state in the deep south has elected a Black governor since Reconstruction (1863 - 1877) - a time when Black political power was at its peak.
After winning the primary in May 2018, Abrams said she is “writing the next chapter of Georgia’s history, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired.”
And, based on her progressive platform, she plans to deliver on that statement.
She plans to bring affordable housing to all Georgians, which is especially needed in Atlanta, where gentrification is displacing masses of Black residents.
Her platform also prioritizes education, equal rights, and bringing jobs back to the working-class while strengthening the middle-class.
Abrams’ campaign has attracted high-profile endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and former President Barack Obama, who are both making special trips to Georgia to campaign for her.
During her campaign, Abrams has gone toe-to-toe with her opponent, who is also the current secretary of state, by calling him out on what seems like active suppression of Black voters.
As she said, she envisions a Georgia where “no one is unseen.”
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Be seen, be heard.
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