Black Voting Rights Advocates Such As Stacey Abrams Have Proved Crucial In Rallying Black Voters
People of color have been working nonstop to mobilize their communities for years now. And their efforts are paying off, swaying elections for the Democratic Party.
Last updated on Jan 23 , 2021
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Thanks to the efforts of activists and politicians—such as Stacey Abrams, who has worked tirelessly to create a diverse, multiracial coalition of Democratic voters—Georgia was able to turn blue in 2020, a once-elusive victory in the deep South.
And she's not the only one. Abrams's organization, Fair Fight, was founded in 2018 to combat voter fraud in Georgia.
That group extends far beyond Abrams's efforts alone. Fair Fight has been able to register thousands of eligible voters and ensure that their ballots are counted.
"Efforts to discourage and disenfranchise voters—in voter registration, ballot access, or counting of votes—have a catastrophic effect on our democracy and our communities," wrote Fair Fight, adding, "The facts and faces of voters from the 2018 election in Georgia convey the insidious design and pervasive impact of voter suppression."
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