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By Mike Creef, Senior Writer
Since her defeat in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race, which was less of a loss and more of a catalyst for what was to come, we hadn’t heard much from Stacey Abrams. But that hardly means she wasn’t hard at work. Losing the race by only 55,000 votes, Abrams quickly dusted herself off and got busy.
She founded Fair Fight in 2018, a voter protection and education organization that helped register over 800,000 new Georgia voters in time for the 2020 elections.
That’s of course coupled with authoring two nonfiction books: 2019’s Lead From the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change and 2020’s New York Times Bestseller Our Time Is Now.
Featured in the Amazon documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, the film highlights voter suppression in the U.S. paired with her experience running for Governor of Georgia.
To be frank, Stacey has been doin’ the damn thing since her loss.
“Public service has been calling me for as long as I can remember. Whether in elected office or as an active citizen, I believe we are required to find solutions to our most intractable problems,” Abrams said.
Abrams provides a sense of hope for our democracy, taking such care of the citizens she engages with on her journey to upend voter suppression. Elected officials in the trenches do the dirty work behind the scene, even if it may not directly benefit themselves. Abrams personifies what it’s like when politicians fight for us, giving a voice to those silenced for so long.
The last time Abrams mentioned her next moves as an elected official came when she said in 2019 that she would not be running for Senator in 2020. “I do not see the U.S. Senate as the best role for me in this battle for our Nation’s future.”
With that out of the way, her help to unseat Sen. David Perdue and get Jon Ossoff — the first Jewish Senator and youngest sitting senator at 33 — elected, we can only hope that we continue being blessed with the work of Stacey Abrams..
So, Stacey, we thank you and look forward to your future accomplishments!