‘I Believe That Better Is Possible’: A Conversation With Stacey Abrams

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A conversation with staceyabrams about voting, protesting, and a president who 'does not care about black people and does not care about American values'

Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House Democratic leader, at the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon in Washington, D.C., on November 15, 2019. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images Stacey Abrams expects more from our elected leaders, immediately.

What I fear, though, is that we will instead continue to have hand-wringing and mollification, but without real action. And this is something that has happened time and again, which is why we find people to be so resistant to the notion that voting can create change. Earlier you mentioned people who have become disillusioned about voting. What have you said to those, recently, who say the protests now are necessary specifically because voting doesn’t change enough? In other words, how do you envision the challenge of motivating people to vote in a moment like this?

I think it is incumbent on those who stand for political office, who are in the civic spaces, to connect the dots. To be very clear and very honest: It is insufficient to say, “Go vote,” unless it is, “Go and vote and demand that these things happen.” It is saying that the act of voting does these things, and here is how long it’s going to take. Here are the challenges you’re going to face.

When Vice-President Biden spoke with community leaders in Wilmington this week, one was a youth pastor who said she’d like to see him engage young voters in particular about the 1994 crime bill. Would that be productive?

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staceyabrams Not caring about Black people IS 'American values'

staceyabrams During the first two months of her VP lobbying tour, I was like 'Go head now Stacey, lean in, let em know what you want, let me stan!!!' Now that she's on month 4 I'm like:

staceyabrams Biden sponsored the racist crime bill.

staceyabrams staceyabrams won the Governor’s house in Georgia! The man who sits there is a criminal. But... I wish Ms. Abrams were a US Senate candidate today. It is so important that we win the Senate.

staceyabrams This ran 2 weeks ago. She’s not experienced . Stop

staceyabrams I support ms Abrams and have known her particular passion before it transcends party and reaches the heart of being american

staceyabrams BillMondi

intelligencer staceyabrams Joe Biden on MedicareForAll, 'I'll veto it!' Also, Joe the Racist Biden praised segregationist Strom Thurmond as 'closest friend'

staceyabrams Thanks for sharing. Maybe you could work on Georgia having a fair election in 2020 . Just a thought.

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