Stacey Abrams reminded us of the fullest potential of our democracy, inspiring people to come out to the polls like we haven’t seen. If all Georgians who were eligible to cast a vote had been allowed to do so, @staceyabrams
would be gov-elect tonight. #VotingWhileBlack
We have no doubt that too many voices were silenced in this election and that the results will be forever tainted by racist voter suppression tactics. Polls showed Stacey Abrams poised to become the nation’s first Black female governor. #TeamAbrams
But 53,000 voter registrations were put on hold in recent weeks for insignificant discrepancies. Seventy percent of those registrations belonged to Black people in a state where African Americans make up only a third of the population. #VoterSupression
✊🏾 Her opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, refused to give up his office overseeing the election despite the clear conflict of interest. Aggressive voter purges and closures of polling places in Black neighborhoods also aimed to suppress Black votes. #BlackVotersMatter
If there is one lesson from this election, it’s that the importance of ensuring every American, regardless of race, zip code or voting history, has the right to vote cannot be understated. ✊🏾
Color Of Change PAC and its partners are not done fighting for the power of Black women or of the Black electorate to bend the arc of history toward justice. Until justice is real, we will continue organizing, training & raising the voices of Black communities across the country.