ATLANTA, GA – Today Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis endorsed Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia.
“Stacey Abrams is a deeply compassionate and thoughtful leader who is always committed to fighting for justice for the Georgians she serves. Throughout her career, I have watched her work tirelessly to build coalitions to protect the poor and middle class, fight voter suppression, and register hundreds of thousands of people to vote. Stacey Abrams is the only leader in the race who has the experience and an ambitious vision to uplift all families in our state. Georgia must seize the opportunity to be a model for our nation by electing this transformative leader, who strives to empower the people she will serve.”
Congressman John Lewis
“I am honored to have Congressman Lewis’ support,” said Minority Leader Abrams. “His life’s work is a testament to the fact that progress is possible if we are bold, determined, and never stop imagining a better future for all Georgians. I look forward to working alongside him to become governor of Georgia, and build a brighter state for all of us.
Progressive organization Democracy for America, with over 30,000 members in Georgia and a million members nationwide, and EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics with more than five million members nationwide, have also endorsed Stacey Abrams for governor. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 613, Atlanta North Georgia Building Trades Council, and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926, have endorsed Stacey Abrams because of her commitment to creating a Georgia that ensures the rights of working families.