Stacey Abrams launches speaking tour

Stacey Abrams launches speaking tour
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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is set to launch a multicity speaking tour later this year focusing on politics and activism. 

The cross-country tour is set to kick off in San Antonio in September and wrap in Durham, N.C., in November. 

The tour comes as Abrams, a Democrat, has continued to be an active voice in the political realm since leading the effort to turn out Georgia's Black vote in last year's general election. Abrams has worked to expand voting rights in the state and across the country. 

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She recently wrote about the issue of voter suppression in her new book "Our Time is Now," which was released on May 11. 

Abrams, who narrowly lost her Georgia gubernatorial bid in 2018, told CBS News last week that she hopes to serve as U.S. president in the future. 

"Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely," she said. "And even more importantly, when someone asks me if that's my ambition, I have a responsibility to say yes, for every young woman, every person of color, every young person of color, who sees me and decides what they're capable of based on what I think I am capable of. Again, it's about, you cannot have those things you refuse to dream of."