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ICYMI: Stacey Abrams Visits Coastal and South Georgia; Releases Environmental Action Plan

ATLANTA – Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams, recently continued her “One Georgia” tour with stops in Coastal and South Georgia. Abrams made stops in Guyton, Richmond Hill, Savannah, St. Simons, Kingsland, Thomasville and Camilla. Additionally, last week, Abrams released her environmental action plan that focuses on environmental protection, job creation and ensuring Georgia has a resilient future to protect our state from the impact of climate change. 

Read more about Abrams’ “One Georgia” tour stops in Coastal and South Georgia below: 

WTOCStacey Abrams makes campaign stop in Richmond Hill
August 20, 2022 
By Shea Schrader

“Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams payed a visit to Richmond Hill Saturday, holding a rally and a question and answer events with prospective voters. “Those in attendance asked Abrams her stance on several local issues, including continuing gun violence and how to balance the expansion of the Coastal Empire with the needs of those who already live here … A Bryan County teacher asked Abrams how she plans to help educators … “Our teachers do not make a good living in this state because we don’t invest enough in their futures and in who they are. If we raise their pay, we raise their standard of living and we raise the standards in our schools, and we actually get her help because we are losing teachers at an alarming rate, [Abrams said].”

The CurrentAbrams’ environmental focus: resilience, green jobs, lower energy costs
August 23, 2022
By Mary Landers

“In the middle of a campaign swing through Coastal Georgia, Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams stopped Saturday at Green Bridge Farm in fast-growing Effingham County. There, founder Michael Maddox showed off the vegetable gardens that help feed the 10 families that live in the 25-acre “agrihood,” where small houses and wooded lots are the norm. Maddox’s blueberry crop failed in each of the last two years after producing berries for two decades. “I lost my entire blueberry crop to a late freeze,” he said, blaming the unpredictability on climate change. Abrams is worried about climate change, too, especially along the Georgia coast and in South Georgia where small farmers like Maddox struggle with a less stable climate and all the residents face growing threats from hurricanes and rising sea levels. Her concerns are part of a seven-page environmental protection and resilience plan Abrams unveiled in an interview with The Current.”

The Brunswick NewsAbrams discusses environmental policy plans during St. Simons campaign stop 
August 24, 2022
By Lauren McDonald
 
“State gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stopped Tuesday by St. Simons Island to host a conversation about what she’ll do as governor to address environmental issues in Georgia. “If we are not doing the fundamental work of protecting our environment, preparing for resilience and creating new opportunities that put us on the forefront of environmentally advanced energy, then we are losing the race to save Georgia’s future,” Abrams told a small group gathered at the Casino. She said this issue is personal to her, based in part on her childhood experience growing up near “Cancer Alley,” a stretch of lands along the Mississippi River that contains more than 150 petrochemical plants and refineries, as well as her professional experience working with the Environmental Protection Agency and with the Office of Environmental Justice. She said she’s also fought against legislation as a state representative in Georgia that would have caused significant environmental harm. “Our environment is our responsibility,” Abrams said. “And my mission as the next governor of Georgia is to protect our state, and that means protecting the Okenefokee swamp, protecting the coastline, protecting Coastal Georgia, protecting South Georgia.”

WFXL“Show up and say we want more, we deserve more,” Stacey Abrams visits Camilla 
August 24, 2022
By Taylor Thompson

“On Wednesday afternoon, Stacey Abrams, who’s running for Governor against Incumbent Brian Kemp, visited Camilla. The visit was one of many on her “One Georgia” tour around the state where she has discussed her plans to better help the people of Georgia without raising taxes. “We need to invest in the future of Georgia, we need to invest in the children of Georgia, we need to invest in the opportunities in Georgia,” said Abrams. She added that the state already has the resources necessary to fix the problems they know too well. Abrams plans if elected is to lower the cost of healthcare, expand affordable housing, create jobs and fully fund education all without raising taxes. She believed that there’s a real chance to do right and make the needed changes without raising taxes as the state already has the money.”

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