Dear MoveOn member,
Stacey Abrams is an inspiring and game-changing candidate running to be the governor of Georgia. And when she wins, she'll become the first Black woman to be elected governor in America. Will you click here right now to help out?
President Trump knows she can win and has started to attack her.1 He hand-picked her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp—a man who calls himself a "politically incorrect conservative" and who in campaign ads threatened to personally round up immigrants in his pickup truck.2
Stacey won't back down and continues to break new ground. Enthusiasm for her grassroots campaign is off the charts, and she's energizing people who haven't voted before and who sat out the 2016 election.
Stacey will win if she's able to turn out voters on Election Day, and that's why I'm writing to you now. Eddie, will you chip in $3 now to help Stacey Abrams build an unbeatable grassroots team? 100% of your contribution will go to her campaign.
The New York Times describes Stacey as "a brainy Yale Law graduate from Atlanta."3 While that's true, Stacey is above all a fighter for freedom and justice.
Stacey grew up with little and rose to be the highest-ranking Democrat in Georgia and the first Black woman major-party nominee for governor in America. In the process, she's registered hundreds of thousands of voters. She delivered time and again for Georgia's working families in the state legislature, and she's also a small-business owner and an award-winning novelist (really!).4
Stacey can win this race: The demographics in Georgia are shifting dramatically. Just six counties in the nation swung from red to blue in the 2016 presidential race … and half of them were in Georgia.5
But Stacey is facing the same big-money corporate interests that are backing Trump. And she needs to overcome the blatant voter suppression that got her opponent into the voter suppression "hall of shame."6 Kemp led the purge of 600,000 registered voters from the rolls last year.7
The whole world is watching this race, because it's a fight for the soul and future of America. Can a Southern state like Georgia really turn blue? And become the first state to elect a Black woman chief executive?
In my heart, I know the answer is yes—if we all get in this fight and make it happen together.
I'm on Team Abrams. Will you join me?
With deep gratitude for all you do.
1. "President Trump calls Stacey Abrams 'crime loving,' weak on vets," Atlanta Business Chronicle, July 25, 2018
2. "GOP candidate boasts he would 'round up criminal illegals' himself in new ad," The Guardian, May 10, 2018
3. "In Georgia Governor's Race, a Defining Moment for a Southern State," The New York Times, July 28, 2018
4. "Meet Stacey," Stacey Abrams for Governor, accessed August 2, 2018
5. "For Democrats, the elusive dream of a blue Georgia hinges on rapidly diversifying Atlanta suburbs," The Washington Post, July 30, 2018
6. "Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp," Voter Suppression Hall of Shame, accessed August 2, 2018
7. "Georgia cancels registration of more than 591,500 voters," Politically Georgia, July 31, 2018
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