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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:57 PM

Stacey Abrams to launch voter protection program in battleground states ahead of the 2020 election

Stacey Abrams is taking her voting rights crusade national, with a program to provide technical and financial assistance to help Democrats in key states strengthen their voter protection operations ahead of next yearís general election.

The initiative, called Fair Fight 2020, takes its name from the organization that the Georgia Democrat founded last year after narrowly losing her bid to become the nationís first black female governor. Abrams is set to announce the program Tuesday during a speech at the convention of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in Las Vegas.

Abrams, 45, who for the past several months has said she was considering a bid for president, will instead focus on helping Democratic Party leaders and activists in 20 states to immediately begin building systems to make sure their voters have minimal problems casting ballots and that those ballots are counted.

The effort, expected to cost between $4 million and $5 million, will target 20 states, most of them battlegrounds in the Midwest and Southeast, and three states with gubernatorial elections this year: Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/13/stacey-abrams-launch-voter-protection-program-battleground-states-ahead-election/

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Reply Stacey Abrams to launch voter protection program in battleground states ahead of the 2020 election (Original post)
octoberlib Aug 2019 OP
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2019 #1
not_the_one Aug 2019 #2
CatWoman Aug 2019 #3
ancianita Aug 2019 #4
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:10 PM

1. my favorite paragraph ...


Abrams has become one of the partyís most popular leaders since her gubernatorial bid. Many of the Democratic presidential candidates, as well as people running for local and state offices have reached out to her for advice on her historic campaign ó she won her primary by 53 percentage points, the first black woman to be a major-party gubernatorial nominee, and she came within less than 1.5 percentage points of becoming the nationís first black female governor. Abrams focused on mobilizing a broad coalition of voters, including those who usually skip midterm elections, garnered more votes than any Democrat running statewide in Georgia.


She achieved that in spite of the efforts of Kemp, et. al.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:15 PM

2. whatever is going to be done needs to be done yesterday..

everything will be challenged, and the courts will be delayed, and then by the time something is actually done the courts will say it is too close to election time.

As I asked a short while ago, wasn't this, and the gerrymandering, supposed to be Obama's and Holder's cause du jour?

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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:20 PM

3. k; r

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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:36 PM

4. Go, Stacy! May all the tech, money and media force be with you!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:46 PM

5. Stacy will be with Rachel tonight!

NT

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