I'm with Stacey

Hey, remember how I mentioned that Georgia House Democratic minority leader Stacey Abrams was exploring a bid to run for governor of Georgia? Well, this weekend she made it official! She's running!

There is a nice write-up of Abrams by Vanessa Williams in the Washington Post: Georgia Democrat Aims to Be Nation's First Female African American Governor.
Abrams, a Yale-trained lawyer and business executive who writes romance novels on the side, has an army of supporters across the country eager to prove Democrats can win if the party puts its energy into expanding its base among the increasingly diverse state population rather than fretting over white swing voters. That is what Abrams has tried to do as founder of an organization that says it has registered 200,000 new voters in Georgia — along with her work in the state's House, often while cooperating with Republicans on key legislation and policies — has made her popular with progressives who say the party should rebuild and strengthen the coalition that elected and reelected President Barack Obama.

..."Democrats in the South have to reject the notion that our geography requires that politicians soften our commitment to equality and opportunity and that you have to look a certain way," Abrams said in an interview Friday. "We have to be architects of progressive solutions, and that means leadership that believes we can defy the odds. I believe Democrats have the ability to win, because we have the votes."
Emphasis mine.

I don't have any personal connection to Georgia (aside from friends who live there); I just really like Stacey Abrams and I am going to support her in any way I can! She is exactly the sort of politician we all need to support, no matter where we live, to build national leadership for the future we want to see.

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