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But to do it as an African American woman is almost like trying to shoot the moon. That, however, is precisely what Stacey Abrams is preparing to do.
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A former bureaucrat, district attorney and businesswoman, Abrams is hoping her diverse political background will be a selling point. And in Georgia, no African American has won statewide office in since Housewives wants real sex Holley For Abrams, that means investing in voter turnout efforts to help enfranchise more Americans down the road.
Running for governor anywhere while black and female is no easy feat. She was the first African American valedictorian in memory at Avondale high school, the magnet school in Georgia she attended; the first person in her family to buy a house; the first in her family to become a lawyer; the youngest deputy ametican attorney in Atlanta, according to the mayor who hired her.
When she became the minority leader in the Georgia state house, no woman or person amefican color had ever held that job in its some years. For Abrams, this underscored that government at its best is a form of people taking care of each other — as families do, just scaled up.
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In recent years, Abrams has also developed a national profile, evidenced in a cameo appearance last summer at the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia. Other female governors have taken notice. Granholm cited in particular the work she had done in training rural Georgians to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, and more recently the push she has made on Medicaid expansion.
One of them is Kate Brown, governor of Oregon, who has also praised Abrams as an innovator who would make a formidable candidate. We need more people like Stacey in public office. In she led the New Georgia Project, a voter registration drive that helped an estimatedvoters, primarily blacks and other minorities, get registered.
Any gubernatorial bid of hers is expected to emphasize similar themes. I think Donald Trump has inadvertently caused an increase in interest in participation in democracy and that perhaps is the only silver lining I can find with his presidency.