Stacey Abrams announces campaign for Governor, touts “One Georgia”

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ATLANTA—Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams announced her campaign for Governor today (Dec. 1).

In conjunction with the announcement, Abrams released a video titled One Georgia focusing on her campaign. The video, narrated by Abrams, features images of Georgians from across the state and outlines Abrams’ efforts over the last four years to build a “stronger Georgia.” From her fierce advocacy for voting rights, to supplying food banks during the pandemic, to eliminating medical debt for tens of thousands of Georgians, Abrams discusses her dedication to delivering for Georgia.

“Opportunity and success in Georgia shouldn’t be determined by your zip code, background or access to power,” Abrams said. “For the past four years, when the hardest times hit us all, I’ve worked to do my part to help families make it through. My job has been to just put my head down and keep working — toward One Georgia.”

Georgia Democrats are riding a wave of momentum into the gubernatorial race, sweeping seven key municipal races statewide in the Nov. 30 runoff elections, including the victory of the first woman and first Black mayor elected to lead the City of Warner Robins in strongly Republican Houston County. The strong local performance follows Democrats’ first presidential victory in the state in nearly 30 years and two U.S. Senate seat pickups in runoff elections earlier this year.

Under current leadership, Georgia has endured ongoing attacks on the right to vote and freedom to choose, the priority of ideology over economic well-being, a failure to expand Medicaid, an underfunded education system and a void of leadership during the pandemic.

Added Abrams, “If our Georgia is going to move to its next and greatest chapter, we are going to need leadership. Leadership that knows how to do the job. Leadership that doesn’t take credit without also taking responsibility. Leadership that works hard. Leadership that measures progress not by stats but by our ability for everyone to move up and thrive. Leadership that understands the true pain folks are feeling and has real plans. That’s the job of Governor.”

Abrams for Governor will hold a major statewide campaign launch in the coming months.

 To watch Abrams video announcement: One Georgia

 Full script of the announcement video is below:

I’ve worked a lot of jobs in my life.

And for the past four years, when the hardest times hit us all, I’ve worked to do my part to help families make it through.

Paying off medical debt for tens of thousands of Georgians… expanding access to vaccines… bringing supplies to overwhelmed food banks… lending a hand across our state, especially in rural Georgia.

We helped finance small businesses trying to stay afloat, and I spoke up for families being left behind.

And while my jobs have changed, what I know to be true has not: That our values are still strong. No matter where we come from in Georgia or how long we’ve been here, we believe in this place and our people, folks who deserve to be seen and heard and have a voice.

Because in the end, we are one Georgia.

And so, regardless of the pandemics or the storms. The obstacles in our way or the forces determined to divide us, my job has been to just put my head down and keep working toward one Georgia.

For that farmer in Peach County, the teacher in Sparta, the mechanic in College Park, and for our next generation who should have more than we can imagine.

Because opportunity and success in Georgia shouldn’t be determined by your zip code, background or access to power.

But if our Georgia is going to move to its next and greatest chapter, we are going to need leadership.

Leadership that knows how to do the job. Leadership that doesn’t take credit without also taking responsibility. Leadership that works hard. Leadership that measures progress not by stats but by our ability for everyone to move up and thrive. Leadership that understands the true pain folks are feeling and has real plans.

That’s the job of Governor.

To fight for One Georgia. Our Georgia. And now, we need to get the job done.

 

One comment

  • S

    December 6, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Yes! Some extra great news that I wanted to hear. The bad news? David Perdue and Brian Kemp will also be doing the same *eye roll*.

    Yes, Virginia may have lost its Democratic status in the Governor’s race and have always been an indicator of who will be president of the USA but I also believe that the gubernatorial/ presidential race will not be as predictable as in years past.

    I’m no psychic,but my heart feels that Stacey Abrams will be Georgia governor and that the Democratic/ Progressive will rise from the dead in spite of Terry McAuliffe’ s loss( ex Virginia governor)

    I also learned that seeing isn’t always believing and that people have overcame by having their backs to the wall.There is a reason that Stacey is rerunning for Governor. As Drake sung,it may be God’s plan for something and Stacey may be part of it. She’s not running for nothing.

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