MoveOn Members Help Raise $160,000 for Progressive Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams
MoveOn members and a coalition of progressive groups including the Daily Kos, the Working Families Party, NARAL Pro-Choice America, People for the American Way, and Collective PAC raised $160,000 for the Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for the final week of the primary election. The donations from more 5,000 individual small donors came as part of the first major “moneyblast” fundraiser for a political race this year and included participation from Georgia Rep. John Lewis and California Sen. Kamala Harris.
Her bold agenda weaves together racial justice, economic justice, climate justice, and social justice into a progressive vision that has excited MoveOn members across the state.
Ernestine C. from Avondale Estates said: “Stacey Abrams is real! She connects with people from a sense of being a human being with basic human needs to be met, respected and valued. She is energetic and gets things done- not just talk and puff, puff! She’s grounded from her upbringing of the South! She is informed and engaging. Most importantly Stacey is trustworthy & has a well-developed healthy character! I am excited about her candidacy and I plan to work as hard as I can to get her elected.”
Abrams is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first Black person to lead in the House of Representatives. If she wins, she would make history by becoming the first elected Black woman governor in the United States. Her primary is on Tuesday, May 22.