ATLANTA, GA — Today, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) endorsed former House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams for governor of Georgia. Senator Harris joins a growing list of members of Congress, local and national organizations, and state and local leaders in her support for Abrams’ groundbreaking campaign.
“Stacey Abrams is a leader who believes that Georgia’s potential is limitless if we work together to uplift every family,” said SenatorKamala Harris. “From her efforts on criminal justice reform and voting rights to blocking Republican attempts to undermine the economic security of working families, Abrams has a proven track record of achieving progress. Now is the time for Democrats to stand together and support candidates who have a clear vision and real plans for how we can move our communities and our nation forward — Stacey Abrams is that kind of leader.”
“I am deeply honored to have Senator Harris’ support,” said Former House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams. “Her work to champion criminal justice reform, health care access, and fight for justice for homeowners against the big banks, is essential to fostering progress in her home state, and across the country. I look forward to working alongside Senator Harris to build a Georgia where every family has the freedom and opportunity to thrive.”
Congressman John Lewis, Congressman David Scott, Congressman Hank Johnson, Vernon Jordan, Rev. Dr. CT Vivian, Francys Johnson, and Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery have endorsed Stacey Abrams for governor. More than 200 Georgia state legislators, local electeds, and community leaders support Stacey Abrams for governor. Progressive organization Democracy for America, with over 30,000 members in Georgia and a million members nationwide, MoveOn, GiffordsPAC, Democracy for America, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Daily Kos, Mijente, Let America Vote, Higher Heights for America, Working Families Party, and EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics with more than five million members nationwide, Georgia Equality and Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates have also endorsed Abrams. The Georgia AFL-CIO, Georgia Association of Educators, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 613, The Georgia State Building and Construction Trades Council, Atlanta North Georgia Building Trades Council, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77, UNITE HERE Local 23, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926, Workers United, Southern Region/SEIU, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Southeast Council, AFSCME, and Care in Action have each endorsed Stacey Abrams because of her commitment to creating a Georgia that ensures the rights of working families.