ATLANTA, GA – Today, civil rights icon, Dr. Joseph Lowery, endorsed Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia:
“I support Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia because her life’s work is informed by her dedication to helping others. Now, more than ever, we need a leader who is resilient, puts people first, and refuses to leave anyone behind. Stacey Abrams is a leader who will work for change, and help all of us find the power within ourselves to do the same. A Georgia that Stacey Abrams leads will be our Georgia — one where people are empowered to speak up and take action in the face of injustice.”
Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
“I am honored to have the support of Reverend Joseph Lowery,” said Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. “His work as a civil rights leader is a lodestar for all Georgians working to build a brighter future. I look forward to working alongside Dr. Lowery to help create a state where equality fosters prosperity, and we all have the opportunity to succeed — not just survive.”
Watch a video of Dr. Lowery’s endorsement here.
Congressman John Lewis, progressive organization Democracy for America, with over 30,000 members in Georgia and a million members nationwide, Congressman Hank Johnson, NARAL Pro-Choice America, 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, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926, and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Southeast Council have each endorsed Stacey Abrams because of her commitment to creating a Georgia that ensures the rights of working families.