Democracy Talk Series with Stacey Abrams

admin Feb 22nd 2023


Honorable Stacey Abrams is an American political leader, lawyer, and voting rights activist. Honorable Abrams was elected to the state of Georgia's House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. She was also the Democratic Party nominee for governor of Georgia in 2018 and 2022. A tax attorney by training, Hon. Abrams has launched multiple nonprofit organizations devoted to democracy protection, national and local voter engagement, tackling social issues, and building a more equitable future in the southern United States. In 2018, Hon. Abrams founded Fair Fight Action, an organization to address voter suppression in the state of Georgia. Her efforts have been widely credited with boosting voter turnout in Georgia, including during the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Stacey Abrams has received numerous awards in recognition of her public service, including the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award (2012) and the Friend of Labor Award from the Georgia AFL-CIO. Hon. Abrams is also a business owner and bestselling author.

She is the CEO of Sage Works Production, Inc, a production company for television and film projects. Hon. Abrams also serves on numerous boards for educational and non-profit organizations. She holds a bachelor's degree from Spelman College, a master's degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a juris doctor degree from Yale University.


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