Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams DEMDemocrat

American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author

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Stacey AbramsDEMDemocrat American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author
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Stacey Yvonne Abrams (born December 9, 1973) is an American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Abrams founded Fair Fight Action, an organization to address voter suppression, in 2018. Her efforts have been widely credited with boosting voter turnout in Georgia, including in the 2020 presidential election, when Joe Biden narrowly won the state, and in Georgia's 2020–21 regularly scheduled and special U.S. Senate elections, which gave Democrats control of the Senate.Abrams was the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, becoming the first African-American female major-party gubernatorial nominee in the United States. She narrowly lost the election to Republican candidate Brian Kemp, but refused to concede, accusing Kemp of engaging in voter suppression as Georgia Secretary of State. News outlets and political science experts have been unable to determine whether voter suppression affected its result. In February 2019, Abrams became the first African-American woman to deliver a response to the State of the Union address. She was the Democratic nominee in the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election, and lost again to Kemp, this time by a much larger margin; she conceded on the night of the election.Abrams is an author of both fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction books, Our Time Is Now and Lead from the Outside, were New York Times best sellers. Abrams wrote eight fiction books under the pen name Selena Montgomery before 2021. While Justice Sleeps was released on May 11, 2021 under her real name.

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Education8 - 8 of 6
Yale Law School
Juris Doctor
1996 - 1999
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Avondale High School
University of Texas at Austin
Master of Public Affairs public policy studies
1995 - 1998
DeKalb School of the Arts
Spelman College
Bachelor of Arts interdisciplinary studies
1991 - 1995
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
Minority Leader
Georgia State House of Representatives
2010 - 2017
Georgia State House of Representatives
2006 - 2017
Assistant Whip
House Democratic Caucus
The Family Room, Incorporated
2014 - Current
NOW Account Network Corporation
2010 - Current
Chief Operating Officer
Insomnia Group, Limited Liability Company
2007 - 2010
Nourish, Incorporated
2007 - Current
Deputy City Attorney
City of Atlanta Law Department
2003 - 2006
Chief Executive Officer
Sage Works, Limited Liability Company
2003 - Current
Special Counsel
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Limited Liability Partnership
1999 - 2003
2001 - Current
Chief Executive Officer
Sage Works Productions, Incorporated
Former Teacher
Spelman College and Yale University
Other Experience1 - 29 of 29
Board of Directors, Hands on Atlanta, Incorporated
Women's Legacy, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
The Family Room, Incorporated
Former President
GenerationNet Board
New Georgia Project
Georgia Delegate
Democratic National Convention
Board of Trustees, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Board of Visitors, University of Georgia
Advisory Board, Health Students Taking Action Together
Women's Advisory Board, Moore Financial Group
Board of Trustees, Saint Joseph’s Health System
Board of Visitors, Emory University
Destiny Fund of the Atlanta Women's Foundation
Board of Trustees, Agnes Scott College
Board of Directors, Gateway Center for the Homeless
Advisory Board, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
Board of Directors, Regional Atlanta Civic League
Advisory Board, Cole Leadership Society of the United Way
Board of Trustees, Atlanta Girls School
Council on Foreign Relations
Advisory Board, Project GRAD
Advisory Board, Literacy Action
Board of Directors, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
Former Member
Ways and Means Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
Former Member
Rules Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary - Non-Civil Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
Former Member
Ethics Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on General Government Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives