Stacey Abrams

Democrat Stacey Abrams is calling on Congress to act on voting rights as she launches a second bid to become Georgia's governor.
Democrat Stacey Abrams announced her own bid to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Wednesday.
The voting rights activist will likely face off against the current Republican governor, Brian Kemp.
Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams stumped for Democrat Terry McAuliffe at churches in Norfolk.
"Well, they should be looking at that," the former president said at the Georgia rally.
Democratic state reps from Texas met with Abrams to discuss combating GOP efforts to curtail voting access.
“With voting rights under attack in 48 out of 50 state legislatures ... , the moment has never been more urgent," Abrams wrote in a push for the For the People Act.
Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams crusaded against the new voting laws in Georgia during a Senate hearing.
The Democratic voting rights activist didn't hold back when Sen. John Kennedy asked her to make her case against the restrictive changes.
"Her courage ... it’s contagious," the former first lady said of the Georgia Democrat, who received the NAACP's first-ever Social Justice Impact Award.
"The only connection that we can find is that more people of color voted, and it changed the outcome of elections in a direction that Republicans do not like."
"We know that again and again these laws are designed for one specific purpose and that is to discourage or prevent people from voting," she said.
Black women have been at the forefront of almost every progressive social movement in the United States.
The former Georgia lawmaker was lauded for work that "follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality.”
“Black women are actually starting to use our power for ourselves, for the elevation of our own voices," said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter.
Unearthed body camera footage shows a Georgia police chief and officer defending slavery and using racial slurs.
Tennessee-Chattanooga assistant Chris Malone's message to the Georgia politician and voting rights activist was "unacceptable," the head coach said.
Social media users praised Stacey Abrams, LaTosha Brown and others who rallied voters to elect Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
Raphael Warnock is helping to usher in an era where Black Senate candidates are common.
“Lionizing Brad Raffensperger is a bit wrongheaded.” After Georgia’s secretary of state stood up to President Trump on overturning election results, Stacey Abrams pointed out he isn’t exactly a champion of voting rights.