Groups urge black women across the country to help Georgia’s Stacey Abrams make history

By | July 13, 2017

Rae Peoples is ready to do everything she can — rally her friends, open her checkbook, knock on doors — to help Stacey Abrams, the Democratic leader of the Georgia Statehouse, become the nation’s first black female elected governor.

And it doesn’t matter that Peoples lives all the way across the country in Oakland, Calif.

“Why wouldn’t I lend my energy, financial support and political muscle to support her?” Peoples said, adding that an Abrams victory would be a point of progress and pride for black women everywhere.

“Get in Formation,” a campaign launched this week by three black political action committees, hopes to recruit more women like Peoples to pledge their personal and financial capital to help Abrams in her history-making quest. The effort will primarily be run online via a website and social media.

The initiative brings together Democracy In Color, which focuses on organizing and engaging voters of color and progressive whites; Higher Heights for America, whose goal is to get more African American women elected to office; and the Collective PAC, which recruits and supports progressive black candidates for public office. (Washington Post)

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