Stacey Abrams faces challenges in governor’s race. Is Black voter turnout one of them?

Stacey Abrams Faces Challenges In Governor’s Race. Is Black Voter Turnout One Of Them? - 65N2Ie5Sgpa6V4N7N6Twmgqpne

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — Inside a local bar and restaurant here, a packed room of nearly 100 Black business leaders and community members welcomed Stacey Abrams with loud cheers and applause.

After laying out her plans for everything from health care to education, the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor made an admission: While she loved the support they were showing, she needed it to extend beyond those willing to come out to her events.

“None of it matters if we do not turn out the very people who are the most affected,” Abrams, standing beneath a disco ball, told the crowd late last month. “You have to tell the story, so as Moses said, ‘Go, run, tell.’ And make sure folks know what’s happening.”

She continued her pitch to a large, lively crowd that spilled over into the parking lot. “I also need you to reach out to those communities that didn’t know they should be here, the ones who don’t think any of this matters,” she said. “We don’t have an enthusiasm…

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This article was written by Sabrina Rodriguez and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com