Every Georgian deserves the freedom and opportunity to thrive, but too many are being left behind or left out.
Stacey Abrams has a vision for Georgia where equality fosters prosperity, and where everyone has the opportunity to succeed – not just survive. That is why she is running for Governor of our state. Stacey knows our beginnings do not have to dictate who we will become. She has a boundless belief in Georgians’ capacity to prosper; and she has the courage, commitment to service, and experience to make this vision a reality.
We have the ability to build a stronger, brighter Georgia. It is time for transformative leadership, powered by all of us.
STACEY’S VISION FOR GEORGIA
Bold, Ambitious Children:
A Georgia where every child believes the future should be limitless.
We are ready to imagine more for our children than simply an adequate education. Georgia must invest in addressing the needs of the whole child from cradle to career – and that investment must extend beyond the walls of a classroom to acknowledge the totality of their needs.
Stacey led Democrats in 2011 to protect HOPE’s commitment to universal Pre-K, technical college and four-year college. She spearheaded Democratic efforts to create need-based aid for higher education and has led the fight against privatization of public education through vouchers and the Opportunity School District. As Governor, she will continue to fight to expand Pre-K’s reach to every 3 and 4 year old, improve struggling schools through increased funding and accountability, and ensure post-high school training and funding from apprenticeships and technical college to college and beyond.
A Georgia where all of us are active partners in ensuring government serves everyone.
If we begin by believing every vote matters and always demand that our leaders work for us, then we can expand what is possible in Georgia. A good government should be a tool that helps where it can and gets out of the way when it should. A state that is powered by every Georgian will have the potential to expand access to educational opportunity and economic security for all communities.
Under Stacey’s leadership, Democrats defeated millions in tax increases on working families, and blocked harmful legislation against the environment and reproductive rights. She led successful efforts in support of our military families and children raised by grandparents and other relatives in Georgia. Stacey founded the New Georgia Project to register more than 200,000 voters of color, restore canceled registrations and force the Secretary of State to comply with state and federal voting rights laws. As Governor, Stacey will ensure that the state’s laws work for everyone, protect taxpayer investments, and defends the civil rights of all.
A Thriving, Diverse Economy:
A state where the economy works in every county, for every Georgian.
Our new economy will create good jobs and build strong family incomes in a state that is not only business-friendly, but also worker-friendly. Our Georgia will refuse to be satisfied with poverty in our communities, and we will not accept stagnant wages and working multiple jobs to make ends meet. We will produce a diverse economy that improves the lives of Georgia’s families by helping build small businesses, being the best state for entrepreneurs of every industry, protecting working families and investing in a robust infrastructure for a 22nd century Georgia.
Stacey knows how to create jobs: from micro-businesses that help a neighborhood and small businesses that grow a community’s resilience to attracting national-caliber projects that will employ a region. From investing in a mobile economy for rural Georgia to expanding Georgia’s leadership in technology across sectors, as Governor, Stacey will take her real-world experience as an entrepreneur to grow our whole economy.