May 22, 2018 (Primary)
Stacey Abrams, (Governor GA)
MARCH ON endorses Stacey because:
As the first woman to lead the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives, Stacey is a pioneer and represents the best values of our movement.
Stacey has a plan to create a fair and diverse economy across Georgia to reform its antiquated criminal justice system, to educate bold, ambitious children, and to foster an environment where all its citizens are active partners in ensuring their government serves everyone.
Stacey recognizes that now is the time for transformative leadership in Georgia, and she’s well positioned to turn Georgia blue this fall.
Read March On’s Press Release about Stacey.
More About Stacey
Stacey knows our beginnings do not have to dictate who we will become. She has a boundless belief in Georgians’ capacity to prosper; and she has the courage, commitment to service, and experience to make this vision a reality.
Stacey Abrams and her five siblings grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi with three tenets: go to school, go to church, and take care of each other. Despite struggling to make ends meet for their family, her parents made service a way of life for their children – if someone was less fortunate, it was their job to serve that person. This ethic – and her parents’ unwavering commitment to providing educational opportunity for their children – led the family to Georgia.
Stacey’s parents attended Emory University to pursue graduate studies in Divinity and become United Methodist ministers. Stacey and her younger siblings attended DeKalb County Schools, and she graduated from Avondale High School.Stacey received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School.
Every Georgian deserves the freedom and opportunity to thrive, but too many are being left behind or left out.
Stacey Abrams has a vision for Georgia where equality fosters prosperity, and where everyone has the opportunity to succeed – not just survive. That is why she is running for Governor of our state. Stacey knows our beginnings do not have to dictate who we will become. She has a boundless belief in Georgians’ capacity to prosper; and she has the courage, commitment to service, and experience to make this vision a reality.
-Biographical Content from Candidate’s Official Website