Stacey Abrams gets kudos for work in Georgia runoff election
Stacey Abrams has garnered praise across the internet for her efforts to mobilize voters and secure a win for Democrats in the Senate on Tuesday.
Rev. Raphael Warnock on Wednesday morning was projected to have defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) in the hotly contested Senate runoff in Georgia, bringing the Democrats within reach of the majority in the Upper Chamber.
Various lawmakers and celebrities shared their kudos for Abrams on Twitter.
“You get what you organize for. The brilliant @staceyabrams knew that and we are all grateful for it,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) wrote.
You get what you organize for. The brilliant @staceyabrams knew that and we are all grateful for it.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 5, 2021
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) also thanked Abrams in a tweet, stating that Congress must now get to work on providing the American people with stimulus checks and student loan forgiveness.
“Thank you activists & grassroots orgs. Thank you @staceyabrams! Now we must deliver. $15 wage, Medicare expansion, $2000 monthly checks, student loan forgiveness, free college, real start on GND, end to Afghan & Yemen war, $2 trillion infrastructure, tax millionaires on cap gains,” he wrote.
Thank you activists & grassroots orgs. Thank you @staceyabrams! Now we must deliver. $15 wage, Medicare expansion, $2000 monthly checks, student loan forgiveness, free college, real start on GND, end to Afghan & Yemen war, $2 trillion infrastructure, tax millionaires on cap gains
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) January 6, 2021
Soccer player Megan Rapinoe lauded Abrams, stating that she “saved America.”
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) January 6, 2021
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle also weighed in on Abrams’s efforts, calling her “one of the most consequential Americans in US History.”
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) January 6, 2021
Mary Trump, President Trump’s niece, thanked Abrams as well.
No matter what happens, @staceyabrams is an American hero.
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) January 6, 2021
A special heartfelt thank you to Stacey Abrams. Although she goes out of her way to say this has been a team effort — and indeed, it has been — every team needs the inspiration and wisdom of a great leader. She has been a great leader.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 6, 2021
— Joseph Wade (@JosephMWade) January 6, 2021
Good argument to be made that Stacey Abrams is one of the most consequential women in US history.
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 5, 2021
Abrams, through her initiative Fair Fight, helped to register Georgians to vote and mobilized record numbers of minorities and young people to cast their ballot in Tuesday’s runoff elections.
On Monday, Abrams told television personality Steven Colbert that she expected a win for Democrats on Tuesday.
“I put my money on blue,” she said at the time.
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