Repost By @staceyabrams: From the bottom of my heart: Thank you.
I am so proud of the movement we built together. We redefined the politics of possible in the Deep South – but our fight is far from over.
When we kicked off our campaign in Albany almost a year and a half ago, we were told we’d never win the Democratic primary. That a candidate like me in a state like Georgia would not stand a chance.
But we believe in Georgia. We believed in a new kind of campaign that respects every person and fights to earn, keep, and count every vote. And at every step of this journey, instead of falling prey to fear, instead of being blown off course by the winds of doubt, we forged on.
We reached out to communities across this state that very rarely see a candidate for governor. We activated and energized voters at a scale never before seen in Georgia Democratic politics. We won state House races, Senate races and a new seat in Congress. And we put America on notice that change is not coming – it has arrived. And you made it so.
This is only the beginning. We must keep fighting for the people who have always felt left behind, for the communities whose security and status are now in question. We must continue to stand united, to use the networks we’ve built and with the Georgians we’ve energized, to continue the fight for progress, for free and fair elections, and for equality.
Today, I announce the launch of Fair Fight Georgia, an operation that will pursue accountability in Georgia’s elections and integrity in the process of maintaining our voting rolls. We will channel the work of the past several weeks into a strong legal demand for reform of our election system in Georgia. And I will not waver in my commitment to work across party lines and across divisions to find a common purpose in protecting our democracy.
Our state has been at the forefront of speaking truth to whatever power may lay claim to leadership – if only for the moment. We will win because we are Georgia. And we WILL get it done.