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Stacey Abrams met with film industry executives in Los Angeles to argue against Georgia boycott
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) said she met with film industry executives to try to dissuade them from boycotting her state in response to its new law that bans abortion about six weeks into pregnancy.
She denounced the legislation, but said she also urged companies to "#StayAndFight."
"We had productive conversations with execs, show runners, actors & more," Abrams tweeted. "If companies #StayAndFight, we can save jobs, build power and most importantly, protect women. While the call to leave resonates for some, we must leverage the time before a final determination to lead."
"Business relies on predictability - too many companies will face growing uncertainty in our healthcare environment," she continued. "This forced pregnancy bill targets women but every Georgian is at risk if we lose doctors, jobs and billions. #StayAndFight"
Abrams also said her discussions were "a really solid meeting," while speaking with an Atlanta CNN affiliate on Tuesday.
"I was very excited by the energy and the attendances. It was a packed room," Abrams said. "My mission is to make sure these jobs stay in Georgia. That should be everyone's mission."
Several actors, production companies and others said they might boycott the state of Georgia, a major film hub, if the law takes effect. Giants Netflix, Disney and WarnerMedia have said they might not continue production in the state.
Georgia is one of several states in recent weeks to pass legislation that would restrict abortion rights.