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. A voting rights activist, 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 2020–2021 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 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 fact checkers have found claims of a stolen election difficult to prove. In February 2019, Abrams became the first African-American woman to deliver a response to the State of the Union address. On December 1, 2021, she announced she would run for governor again in the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election.Abrams has also found success as 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. Outside of politics, Abrams has published eight fiction books, using the pen name Selena Montgomery until 2021.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Yale Law School
Juris Doctor
Avondale High School
University of Texas at Austin
Master of Public Affairs
Spelman College
Bachelor of Arts
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
Minority Leader
Georgia State House of Representatives
2010 - 2017
Representative
Georgia State House of Representatives
2006 - 2017
Assistant Whip
House Democratic Caucus
2007
Co-owner
The Family Room, Incorporated
2014 - Current
Co-Owner
NOW Account Network Corporation
2010 - Current
Chief Operating Officer
Insomnia Group, Limited Liability Company
2007 - 2010
Co-Owner
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
Author
SelenaMontgomery
2001 - Current
Chief Executive Officer
Sage Works Productions, Incorporated
Former Teacher
Spelman College and Yale University
Other Experience1 - 29 of 29
Chair
Board of Directors, Hands on Atlanta, Incorporated
Chair
Women's Legacy, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
Co-Owner
The Family Room, Incorporated
Former President
GenerationNet Board
Founder
New Georgia Project
Georgia Delegate
Democratic National Convention
Member
Board of Trustees, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Member
Board of Visitors, University of Georgia
Member
Advisory Board, Health Students Taking Action Together
Member
Women's Advisory Board, Moore Financial Group
Member
Board of Trustees, Saint Joseph’s Health System
Member
Board of Visitors, Emory University
Member
Destiny Fund of the Atlanta Women's Foundation
Member
Board of Trustees, Agnes Scott College
Member
Board of Directors, Gateway Center for the Homeless
Member
Advisory Board, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
Member
Board of Directors, Regional Atlanta Civic League
Member
Advisory Board, Cole Leadership Society of the United Way
Member
Board of Trustees, Atlanta Girls School
Member
Council on Foreign Relations
Member
Advisory Board, Project GRAD
Member
Advisory Board, Literacy Action
Member
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