Stacey Abrams

Governor, Georgia

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I am one of six children to a shipyard worker father and a research librarian mother, each who became United Methodist ministers. In my family, we had three rules: go to church, go to school, and take of each other. My parents taught us that even though we didn’t have a lot, we could still serve others. Those early lessons shaped who I became as an activist at Spelman College. I am a Yale-trained tax attorney. I am a Georgian, a former state representative and house minority leader, a small business owner, a changemaker, a consensus builder, an author, a creator, a public speaker, a voting rights activist, an advocate for expanded access to affordable health care and for rural Georgia, a Trekkie, a policy wonk, a business partner, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend. After my 2018 campaign for governor ended, I kept serving the people of Georgia as the volunteer founder of Fair Fight, Fair Fight Action and Fair Count, and I served as Executive Director of the Southern Economic Advancement Project. During the pandemic, I raised funds to pay off medical debt for 68,000 Georgians, helped struggling small businesses stay afloat and access capital and expanded access to COVID vaccines and tests. Until three years ago, I was paying off student loans, credit card debt and monthly IRS payments. Today, I am fortunate enough to be able to take care of my parents and my 15-year-old niece. I am a candidate for governor of Georgia.

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