What has she been up to since the 2018 loss to Kemp?

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Democrat Stacey Abrams announced a second term as governor of Georgia on Wednesday after failing in the 2018 race against current Republican candidate and governor Brian Kemp.

In a campaign announcement video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Abrams said she was standing up to make sure all Georgians have access to the same levels of opportunity, highlighting her work over the past four years.

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“Opportunities and success in Georgia shouldn’t be determined by your zip code, your background, or your access to power. If our Georgia is to move on to its next and biggest chapter, we will need leadership. “

Here’s what the politician has been up to since his loss to Kemp in the 2018 race:

Abrams founded Fair Fight Action to fight voter suppression in Georgia

Following the results of the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race, Abrams launched Fair Fight Action, a PAC aimed at educating voters in Georgia and working to end voter suppression.

“We promote fair elections across the country, encourage voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights. Fair Fight Action raises awareness of electoral reform, advocates for electoral reform at all levels and engages with other voters. education and communication programs, ”states the mission statement of the CAP.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 24: Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams waits to speak during a Democratic solicitation kickoff as she campaigns for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at Bruce Trent Park on October 24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Advance in-person voting for the general election in Battlefield State began on October 17 and continues through October 30.  (Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775581074 ORIG FILE ID: 1282041182

In 2018, the organization filed a complaint against Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who sought to “hold Georgia accountable for an electoral system that violates various rights of Georgian voters under federal law.”

In April, a judge dismissed much of the lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones has issued a 96-page ruling on the state’s request to dismiss the merits of the claims in the lawsuit. Jones said the lawsuit challenge against the “exact match” policy could continue, as well as allegations of void ballots by in-person mail. But he rejected allegations targeting the “use it or lose it” rule and some allegations of failure to adequately train election officials, as well as some allegations of provisional rejection of ballots and mail ballots.

Abrams is the author of numerous books and novels, including “While Justice Sleeps”

Even before 2018, Abrams was a prolific author with a number of true criminal titles under his name such as “Reckless” and “Deception”. Her most popular post-2018 novel was “While Justice Sleeps”, which was a political thriller set in the United States Supreme Court where a young legal assistant finds herself embroiled in a mystery that was plotted by one of the judges.

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A review of the book in the New York Times said: “Any political observer knows that Abrams is a charismatic and talented former state lawmaker and voting rights activist who is likely to run for governor of Georgia in 2022. .

“A book written by an ambitious and practicing politician is expected to be, well, political. So it’s no surprise that explicitly partisan politics play little role and Abrams is limited to the judicial ideology. “

Outside of fiction, Abrams has also written two non-fiction current affairs books – “Our Time is Now” and “The Minority Leader: How to Lead From Outside and Make Change”.

Abrams backed Joe Biden as he turned Georgia Blue in 2020 for the first time since 1992

Abrams launched Fair Fight as part of his challenge to the results of this election. And although she failed in that offer, Abrams leveraged the national attention she received to expand Fair Fight’s advocacy efforts. The group has a political action committee that funds voter protection programs and a legal arm that targets voter suppression.

The main mission of Fair Fight, however, is similar to that of Project New Georgia: mobilizing voters.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden addresses Stacey Abrams at Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Between 2016 and 2020, the number of registered voters in Georgia increased from 6.9 million to 7.6 million. More than 60% of registered voters since the 2016 presidential election are people of color.

Abrams did not recruit them all – among other contributing factors, Georgia’s implementation of automatic voter registration in September 2016. However, Abrams raised awareness of the voting process among minority residents of the state and of his controversial high-profile loss to Kemp. not only energized young black Georgians, but also turned many of them into activists.

According to AP VoteCast, 84% of non-white voters – a group that represents 47% of registered voters in Georgia – voted for Biden.

Adam Van Brimmer and The Associated Press also contributed to this story.


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