Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A campaign to get behind

In the time of the Trump regime, we have to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. That means building electoral power widely in addition whatever else we're doing to keep hope alive.

So I'm inviting you to aid the campaign of a candidate who is geographically distant from most of us, but who has built her campaign around doing the work of engaging people who have lived at the margins of the system in making the changes they need in their lives. That's (some of) what making a better country will require of us.

Stacey Abrams is running for Governor of Georgia. She's not just some protest candidate. She has served as the Minority Leader in the Georgia General Assembly, fighting against efforts to raise taxes on poor and middle class people while protecting women's access to reproductive health care and increasing support to kinspeople caring for family members. She brings degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School to her public service career.

She has always run the sort of grassroots political campaign that so few candidates dare to, telling Rachel Maddow that "If we invest in field, we can close the gap. ... to win a statewide election in Georgia, we have to close a 5 point gap. ... We have voters in Georgia who will vote if we ask. "

Abrams' primary election is May 22. She needs funds to get her volunteers into the field to ask people to vote.

Abrams supporters in the Bay have planned a fundraising event:
You can RSVP by phone (so we know how many to expect) or via the Facebook event page.

Or you can donate to Stacey Abrams today.

1 comment:

Rain Trueax said...

She sounds like a worthy candidate and young enough to think maybe higher offices if she does well.

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