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Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:07 AM

Stacey Abrams: I keep reading that Abrams "helped" bring Georgia into the Democratic fold...

It's a classic case of a black woman getting second billing. The fact is that Stacey Abrams made it happen and she needs to get full credit for that.

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Reply Stacey Abrams: I keep reading that Abrams "helped" bring Georgia into the Democratic fold... (Original post)
Raven Nov 2020 OP
lisa58 Nov 2020 #1
FarPoint Nov 2020 #5
DLCWIdem Nov 2020 #19
lisa58 Nov 2020 #25
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2020 #22
lisa58 Nov 2020 #26
JI7 Nov 2020 #2
Brainstormy Nov 2020 #3
apnu Nov 2020 #4
DLCWIdem Nov 2020 #15
RVN VET71 Nov 2020 #40
StarfishSaver Nov 2020 #6
llashram Nov 2020 #7
paleotn Nov 2020 #8
LymphocyteLover Nov 2020 #9
tulipsandroses Nov 2020 #10
NoMoreRepugs Nov 2020 #11
Dopers_Greed Nov 2020 #12
Lonestarblue Nov 2020 #13
OhNo-Really Nov 2020 #16
Lonestarblue Nov 2020 #32
OhNo-Really Nov 2020 #39
Baked Potato Nov 2020 #42
mysteryowl Nov 2020 #14
wryter2000 Nov 2020 #18
mysteryowl Nov 2020 #20
wryter2000 Nov 2020 #29
mysteryowl Nov 2020 #30
left-of-center2012 Nov 2020 #17
SayItLoud Nov 2020 #21
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mahannah Nov 2020 #24
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KentuckyWoman Nov 2020 #28
Ace Rothstein Nov 2020 #31
Celerity Nov 2020 #45
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jalan48 Nov 2020 #34
berlin_expat Nov 2020 #35
TNNurse Nov 2020 #36
NCjack Nov 2020 #37
Historic NY Nov 2020 #41
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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:14 AM

1. She'll deliver the senate too!

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Response to lisa58 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:40 AM

5. I do believe she can...


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Response to lisa58 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:44 AM

19. Got a question about the elections there

How do those elections go. Do they put both runoffs on same ballot or use to separate ballots. Can they do mail ins votes?

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Response to DLCWIdem (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:50 AM

25. No idea, but there will be a lot of coverage I'm sure...

I just donated

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Response to lisa58 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:48 AM

22. If she does, she needs to be put in charge of the whole party.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:50 AM

26. Truth!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:17 AM

2. I remember being disappointed she wasn't running for Senate but she had bigger plans



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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:31 AM

3. not at all what I'm seeing

on Facebook! PLENTY of posts crediting Abrams and thanking her.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:35 AM

4. The 'media' says she 'helped', Social Media says it was all her.

The people know even if editors and producers don’t.

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Response to apnu (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:38 AM

15. Well yo do have to give credit to the voters too

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Response to apnu (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:52 AM

40. Oh, they fucking know but are too timid to say it

Not so much because Stacey's a Black woman as because the editors and producers of the news media are wimps.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:43 AM

6. Stacey didn't just bring Georgia into the Democratic fold - she knocked it down and dragged it

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:44 AM

7. yep

with 67,000,000+ voting for dump, it is and has always been and I fear will always be, "a classic case of a black woman getting second billing". When she was all in and worked her ass off to deliver Ga. to us!!! American news producers never want to help an African-American in a case like this. I remember how relatively quiet they were about her post-election and the voting discrepancies that STOLE the vote from her. TO HELL with the aholes that deny she is the one!!!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:49 AM

8. She's worked tirelessly to turn GA around.

She, like mayor Pete, are rising stars.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:53 AM

9. Other black activists like Latasha Brown helped too

But clearly Stacey Abrams was the leader and deserves huge praise

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:03 AM

10. Getting 800,000 new voters registered.?GTFOH for anyone that does not want to give credit where its

due.

What dems need to do, is follow suit nationwide. Stop going after the " working class vote" - And we know who they are talking about there. Its not the black or brown bus driver, waitress, beautician, " essential workers", nursing assistants. Nah. Those folks are not "working class" I suppose.

Nah, instead we've already turned to scapegoating some of the people in our own party. Without whose hard work, defeating trump would have been impossible. Finger pointing and blaming instead of thinking we have a white supremacy problem, we have a voter suppression problem, we have an ignorant electorate problem, many of whom buy into conspiracy theories.

Take a page out of Stacy Abrams book. Despite record numbers of people voting. We are still not anywhere near the majority of people voting. How about we work to activate those non voters to build up our base, instead of chasing after " the working class" who are NOT coming back or will NEVER be democrats. They do not have democratic values. They will find any damn excuse to not vote for democrats, and then we parrot their bullshit.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:12 AM

11. People in the know KNOW.

A high profile position is in her near term future.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:20 AM

12. Stacey Abrams killed it in Georgia

Overall, Repugs' effectiveness at GOTV was terrifying though.

We need to beat them at this or we're a minority party forever.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:32 AM

13. Stacey Abrams for head of DNC.

She would be great at devising a 50-state solution and for working with state Democratic Parties for state elections. We need to focus on winning more state elections.

In 2022, we risk losing more House seats and we have some important US Senate elections. Republicans will be defending 22 seats to our 12, but many of theirs are in reliably red states. I can see a possible pickup for Twomey’s seat in PA and maybe Ron Johnson’s if he chooses not to run again.

Most of the Democratic seats are safe, although Masto and Hassan might be at risk. Masto won with only 48% and Hassan with 47%. If we fail to win both of the GA seats, we’ll have a chance for a couple of sets in 2022, but that work needs to start soon, and having Stacey Abrams on the job would be great.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:39 AM

16. How can we change rural areas as well

They have kids & grandkids whose future is grim without change.


Ideas? Helmets & bulletproof armor?

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:03 AM

32. Here are some ideas.

For every federal agency, establish state liaisons to specific groups in a state. For example, the Department of Agriculture meeds one or more liaisons to farmers—not the big agribusiness operations that actually hurt family farmers—to learn their challenges and to craft policies that better address their concerns. I confess that I don’t know whether federal agencies already have such liaisons, but if they’re Trump appointees they’re useless. I can give an example from my own family of how big businesses hurt farmers. Seeds have been genetically modified so that farmers cannot save the seeds from a crop and reuse them for the next season. They must purchase new seeds each season, adding to their costs. And the seeds are not guaranteed. So if a local seed supplier holds over seeds from one year to the next and those seeds fail, the farmer is out the cost.

And we need to continue to focus on healthcare. Farmers have to buy their own, as do owners and employees of small businesses. We need special liaisons to small business owners, many of whom vote for Republicans because they believe their taxes will be lower.

A second way to help rural areas is to look at how to protect their local or regional hospitals. Hundreds of such hospitals have been closed because they failed to make the kinda of profits demanded by private equity investors.

Another way to help rural community is to take the billions of dollars we now use to subsidize the fossil fuel industry and use it to give incentives to alternative energy manufacturers to locate in smaller communities. It’s all about jobs and helping them keep their kids from moving to the cities for work. The coal miners in Kentucky and West Virginia cannot afford to move to West Texas for oil jobs (not that any are available now), but they could keep their homes with work in a solar panel manufacturer in their community. I think this is already part of Biden’s plan, though I don’t know whether the focus is on smaller rural areas.

We need to address immigration, though this has always been the third rail of US politics. First is to give the DACA kids a path to citizenship. Second is to find a way for people who have worked here for decades to work toward citizenship or to have legal status to work without fear of deportation. This one will be tough because it will enrage lots of people. Next is to look at US aid to countries like El Salvador, and Honduras to increase the effectiveness of programs that encourage industry, job training, and honesty. Gang control will also be a big issue in these countries if we don’t want hundreds of thousands of migrants at our borders. I’m not against immigration, but the pace needs to be one where the numbers can be assimilated.

We need to focus on opportunity and not social issues. If we counter Republican propaganda about back violence and same-sex marriage and abortion with messaging about job creation and wage increases, we’ll be more successful.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:35 AM

39. Wow. Great ideas. Thank you

I agree. We need community not Associations connections

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:26 PM

42. I appreciate your well thought ideas. Thanks.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:36 AM

14. ABC: Just honored Stacy Abram's GOTV in Georgia!

She and her organization registered over 800,000 new voters!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:40 AM

18. Holy crap

I just signed up to volunteer for her. Can’t wait to get to work.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:46 AM

20. Oh! Thank you!!!

You will have a very memorable time! Just think of all the new friends you will have too!

Thank you for helping to bring home the TWO democratic senators we need for the essential senate majority!



Keep us on Du updated with your work.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:00 AM

29. You're welcome

I’ll be doing it from my phone in CA. I did a little work for NC. There’s really not much to do in the SF Bay Area.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #29)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:02 AM

30. true, SF is large Blue voting block.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:39 AM

17. You must have missed the many threads in DU praising her



Adding yours to the loooong list.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:47 AM

21. Agree X 1,000 nt.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:49 AM

23. Ms Abrams is first in my book

She use to work in the background. In my opinion, my question to her is " how do you like your coffee"?

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:49 AM

24. Classic case of all women getting second billing.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:51 AM

27. Agreed! Who did she "help?" She's not the help. She's the leader.

Abrams led the effort to bring Georgia into the Democratic fold. There. Fixed it for them.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:54 AM

28. David Muir credited her in full on election night

And several times since.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:03 AM

31. Someone from North Carolina needs to spend some time with her.

Then implement everything she did in Georgia in North Carolina.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:51 PM

45. +1000

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:03 AM

33. She did help. The voters are the ones that did it. n/t

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:10 AM

34. Who got top billing?

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:15 AM

35. Stacey Abrams and Georgians

I do believe I said Stacey Abrams and all those who helped. I failed to include the word "and" between the words "Stacey Abrams and "all those".
RELAX!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:16 AM

36. If you want to thank her"


Stacey Abrams
Fair Fight
1270 Caroline St. N.E.
Suite D120-311
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:21 AM

37. If you want to donate to Stacey Abrams' "Fight Fair", here is

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Response to NCjack (Reply #37)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:16 PM

41. I just went and gave there....

lets get those 2 Senate Seats and send McConnell to the side lines

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:22 AM

38. She was definitely the MVP of the Georgia GOTV effort...



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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:49 PM

43. Stacy Abrams is RIGHTEOUS!!!!!

We need her out on point making sure that EVERYONE in the US can vote without hindrance.

Without voter suppression the Republican party cannot win except in rural states.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:50 PM

44. She has been awesome

Georgia blue. A miracle worker she is !

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:53 PM

46. She is getting recognized for her power

She is now known nationally and we have not seen the last of her. This was her FU to the Georgia good ol` boys club.

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