About Stacey Abrams
An American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author.
Stacey Abrams was born December 9th, 1973, in Madison Wisconsin. Growing up Stacey’s parents instilled a “you-can-be-anything mantra,” and advocated for citizen involvement. Abrams credits the public school system for “saving” her and her six siblings who grew up to be successful professionals in their fields. Abrams flew through school becoming valedictorian, then magna cum laude, and finally receiving her master’s. Abrams arrived in Atlanta to become a tax lawyer and small business owner.
In 2006, Abrams was elected to the Georgia House and quickly gained a reputation for bipartisanship. In 2010, she became the House Minority leader. The first African American woman to do so was in Georgia. Abrams fought for education opportunities, economic security, and prison reform. Unwavering in her support for working people, Stacey worked with anti-union corporations to stop discrimination against Georgia’s LGBTQ+ community. She’s unapologetically pro-choice but was able to coordinate with anti-choice legislators to pass criminal justice reform.
Abrams rose to national prominences and decided to run for governor in 2018. She ended up losing the race but winning over the democratic party. Abrams became the first African American woman to receive a major party’s nomination for governor. Stacey Abrams became a symbol for the symbol for voter’s rights, with her massively successful get-out-to-vote campaigns.