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ELLE x BGG: Leader Stacey Abrams

Published in ELLE Magazine:

Stacey Abrams on the Necessity—and the Difficulties—of Running For Governor Again

With the midterms only a few weeks away, has partnered with The Brown Girls Guide to Politics podcast for an Instagram Live series highlighting what Politico called “one of the biggest and least appreciated stories of the 2022 election—a surge of Black candidates that stands to reshape national politics for years to come.” To start, A’shanti Gholar, the founder of The BGG and the president of Emerge, an organization that recruits and trains Democratic women running for office, spoke to Stacey Abrams, who is running against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to be the next governor of Georgia—a rematch of their race in 2018. Back then, Abrams narrowly lost to Kemp, but then reappeared in headlines two years later when her voting rights activism was credited for helping flip Georgia blue in the presidential election. Though she arguably faces an even tougher battle this midterms cycle, if Abrams succeeds in November, she’ll be the first Black woman to be governor in the United States. Find abridged portions of their conversation here:


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