One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Learn About Stacey Abrams and The Long Game

One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Learn About Stacey Abrams and The Long Game

By Guimel DeCarvalho
Vice President of People & Culture and Chief Diversity Officer

When Vice President Joe Biden took the lead in Georgia this morning – the first time the state has voted blue in 28 years –  Stacey Abrams was credited and praised for her role in the path to victory. 

Six years ago Stacey Abrams drafted a plan to flip the state of Georgia blue. She founded the New Georgia Project (NGP), an organization dedicated to fighting voter suppression and registering people of color to vote. The goal was to register all eligible, unregistered citizens of color in Georgia by the end of the decade. Since then, NGP has registered almost half a million Georgians.

Abrams served for a decade in the Georgia House of Representatives until 2017, serving as the minority leader for much of that time. In 2018 Abrams ran in Georgia to become the first Black female governor in the nation. When she narrowly lost her bid, due to alleged voter suppression, she didn’t stop fighting for her vision. She launched Fair Fight, an election reform organization, to continue to register and engage new voters so that they would vote in such high numbers they would overwhelm the systems trying to suppress them.



What can you accomplish six years from now if you start today?

USA Today – Georgia solidifies its swing-state status thanks, in part, to Stacey Abrams

NBC – Stacey Abrams shreds the usual game plan for Southern Democrats. Will it work?

TED – Stacey Abrams: 3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

New York Times – Georgia Primary Election: ‘The Future Is Blue, No Purple’: Is This the Year Georgia Flips?

The Hill – Stacey Abrams earns praise as Biden leads in Georgia


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