/  12.01.2021

Stacey Abrams has launched a campaign to run for Georgia governor next year.

On Wednesday (Dec. 1), Abrams announced her campaign with a video that highlighted the work she’s done in the state since she was defeated in her 2018 run against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. “I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by your ZIP code, background or access to power,” she captioned the video, which was shared to her official Instagram account.

Back in 2018, Abrams lost the run for governor to Kemp by less than 1.4 percentage points, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. If she wins the 2022 race, she would become the first Black governor in Georgia and the first Black woman elected governor in the history of the United States.

Since her loss, Abrams has been working hard to fight for economic equality, among other things, in Georgia. Last year, she was credited with assisting President Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia by increasing the Black vote in the state. Abrams’ Fair Fight organization, which has helped to register hundreds of thousands of voters, partnered with LeBron James’ More Than A Vote initiative to combat voter suppression.

Earlier this year, Abrams spoke during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about why she felt Georgia’s newly passed voting law was racist and restrictive.

Since announcing her run, Gov. Kemp shared a severe warning that Abrams’ “far-left agenda” doesn’t reflect the state’s values. “Next November’s election for governor is a battle for the soul of our state,” he said. “I’m in the fight against Stacey Abrams, the failed Biden agenda and their woke allies to keep Georgia the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

Check out Abrams‘ campaign video below.

 

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