Stacey Abrams is aiming to become the first Black woman governor in the United States — and Oprah Winfrey is helping to make it happen!
Lady O is taking her talents to the south — Georgia that is — to help Abrams defeat Brain Kemp in what is being touted as a pretty tight race for governor. But Winfrey isn’t just making an appearance, she’s hitting the ground running … literally! That’s right, Oprah is getting it in with some grassroots methods and will be knocking door-to-door to make sure Stacey becomes Georgia’s governor.
“I am honored to have Oprah join me for uplifting and honest conversations with voters about the clear choice before us in this election and the boundless potential of Georgians,” Abrams said in a statement to BuzzFeed.
Oh, but Oprah’s not the only one throwing their influential weight behind Abrams. Even our forever POTUS, Barack Obama, plans to stop by Georgia and shout from the mountaintops (actually, more like Morehouse College) why Stacey should be the peach state’s governor. And, in addition to Obama, many more have already used their voice and/or their coin to support Stacey.
Just last week Will Ferrell went door-to-door in Georgia wearing a “Stacey Abrams for Governor” shirt and employing folks to rock the vote!
Monica used her voice to sing (see what we did there?) Stacey’s praises at an event in Georgia. The Women For Abrams event was held at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta and brought out numerous actresses, singers and more to help Abrams pull out a win. A few of the notables include Keri Wilson, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Erica Alexander and Rep. Maxine Waters.
Kandi, who was at the Women For Abrams event as well, has also used her coin to support the governor hopeful donating $5,000 to the cause.
John Legend joined the Stacey movement and showed his support by campaigning at Emory University in Georgia. Legend addressed about 160 students and community members at the event which was hosted by student group Young Democrats of Emory and the Democratic Party of Georgia.