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PoliticsAbrams brings Fair Fight 2020 to Georgia

05:20  18 august  2019
05:20  18 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Stacey Abrams , the former Georgia lawmaker who energized Democratic voters as a candidate for governor last year, will not run for president in 2020 after Abrams announced at a speech in Las Vegas that she would instead lend her platform to a new initiative called Fair Fight 2020 , which aims

From www. FairFight 2020 .com Fair Fight is working to expand democracy and ensure all voters have access to the polls. We promote fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourage voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights.

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams launched a new multistate voter protection initiative in Georgia on Saturday.

Abrams brings Fair Fight 2020 to Georgia© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. Abrams, a Democrat, launched a new multistate voter protection initiative in Georgia on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Abrams kicked off her Fair Fight 2020 campaign at an elementary school in Gwinnett County near Atlanta, WXIA-TV reported. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Abrams kicked off her Fair Fight 2020 campaign at an elementary school in Gwinnett County near Atlanta, WXIA-TV reported .

Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for President in 2020, Focusing Instead on Fighting Voter Suppression

Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for President in 2020, Focusing Instead on Fighting Voter Suppression Stacey Abrams, the Georgia politician who captured national attention during her unsuccessful run for governor in 2018, has decided not to run for president after publicly contemplating a bid for months, according to people familiar with her thinking. 

Earlier this week Stacey Abrams , who ran for Governor of Georgia in the 2018 elections announced that she would not be running for president but instead she would be focusing on making sure that every eligible person can cast a vote in next years election by fighting voter suppression.

Abrams revealed plans for the initiative, called Fair Fight 2020 , during a speech before a labor union convention in Las Vegas that was livestreamed on Facebook. Abrams , former minority leader of the Georgia House, faced Republican Brian Kemp during her unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor last

Since her loss in the Georgia governor's race last year to Republican Brian Kemp, Abrams has focused on the development of Fair Fight Georgia, a political action committee geared toward the advocacy of voter rights and fair elections in the state. Abrams, along with others, filed a lawsuit alleging serious flaws within the overall election process in the state.

Abrams noted that Gwinnett County, a populous metro Atlanta county that turned Democratic last year, has become one of the state's most diverse.

"On that day Nov. 6, Gwinnett proved that you are the future. But that we are still mired in a past of voter suppression. And voter intimidation. And mistakes made," she said with enthusiasm to a crowded gymnasium at Annistown Elementary School in Snellville. "But we are going to correct those mistakes in 2020."

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Stacey Abrams announced on Tuesday that she would not run for Senate in 2020 She added that she would do everything in her power to ensure Georgia elected a Democrat to the seat in 2020 . She declined to concede formally to Mr. Kemp and after the campaign launched a group, Fair Fight Action

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is launching Fair Fight 2020 , which aims to enfranchise voters across the country. The Georgia Democrat, whose race for governor drew national attention, says she aims to enfranchise voters across 20 states with an initiative called Fair

She said to have a fair fight in Georgia, there should be one rule for the state — not 159.

"What we're going to do through Fair Fight 2020 is we're going to fight back. But we're fighting early. We're doing this now. We're not waiting until we have a nominee," Abrams said. "Because no matter who the Democratic nominee is — they're going to win Georgia."

Abrams insisted that Georgia is not the only state with problems. She also pledged to use her energies and her newfound national platform for pointing out voter irregularities across the nation.

"I'm going to use my energies and my very, very loud voice to raise the money we need to train those across the country in our 20 battleground states to make sure Donald Trump and the Senate take a hike, and we put people in place who know what we need to have in the United States of America," she said.

The announcement follows months of speculation over what Abrams' next move in politics might be, including whether she would join the crowded field of 2020 presidential hopefuls as she had mused. But that notion was put to rest earlier this week. Her decision to remain on the sidelines of the Democratic fray leaves her as a prime potential vice presidential pick and keeps the door open to a possible 2022 rematch against Kemp.

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Information from: WXIA-TV, http://www.11alive.com/

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