According to early polls and rallies, Candidate Stacey Abrams has a chance to represent Georgia as its First African American female governor. She also has the chance to be the first democratic governor of Georgia since 1998.
However, this is will not be the first time she has broken barriers. Abrams is no stranger to the political spotlight. She served as minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017.
In an interview with SSU Student Intern Alexia Singleton, Abrams stated, “Our campaign understands that coastal Georgia – with its ports, colleges and universities, film industry, and more — is a critical driver of Georgia’s success. My team invested in this community early on and has continued to reach out to voters in the area to share my vision for a Georgia that gives everyone the freedom and opportunity to thrive.”
As the early polls show, Abrams is taking the challenge against Kemp by attempting to flip traditionally red states to blue. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Republican competitor Kemp stated, “Make no mistake: There’s a crystal-clear contrast as we go forward. “This is a fight against Stacey Abrams and her radical backers.”
Abram’s vision focuses on the uprising of every Georgian through fixing the issues related to criminal justice, education, childcare, immigrant justice and more. She has been drawing in large crowds across Georgia. First Black Female Governor? By: Alexia Singleton, SSU Student Intern
Most recently she visited Columbus and Augusta, touching on topics such as jobs for veterans, economic support for small businesses, and higher education opportunities.
Via twitter, Abrams communicated, “Across the state, Georgians are hungry for the prospect of change and new opportunities. Making that change real won’t be easy. But together, we will build a state that puts the health and well-being of its citizens before corporations, political interests, or money. #gapol”
Mid-term elections will be held Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. For more information about Stacey Abrams and her campaign visit staceyabrams.com. Abrams Team (via the Democratic Party of Georgia) has opened an office at 65th and Paulsen Streets. For more on events visit: www.georgiademocrat.org/events-2/