Stacey Abrams was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2006 and in 2010, she became the first woman to lead in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the Georgia House. As House Minority Leader, Stacey prevented a Republican supermajority in the House, flipped six seats drawn for Republicans, and brokered compromises that led to progress in transportation, infrastructure and education. She blocked tax increases on low and middle income families and stopped attacks on reproductive rights. Most recently, she secured support for grandparents raising grandchildren and other kinship care families within the foster system.
Stacey Abrams is the founder of the New Georgia Project, a nonprofit which has registered over 200,000 voters of color and successfully fought voter suppression in the state. She is also co-founder of NOW Account, a financial services firm that helps small businesses grow. Stacey received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School.
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