ATLANTA – Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams issued the following statement congratulating Stacey Abrams on Fair Fight 2020, her historic investment in expanding strong voter protection programs in state parties across the nation.
“Stacey Abrams’ vision for our democracy and commitment to fair elections makes her a leader not just in Georgia, but across the nation. With today’s announcement, she is once again setting the example for how Democrats everywhere can walk the walk and truly put voters at the center of our democracy.
“Georgia Democrats know firsthand that Stacey Abrams will always put voters first. We were proud to partner with her in 2018 in the fight to protect our elections and serve Georgians, regardless of party, through our voter protection program. When our then-Secretary of State notoriously gamed Georgia’s election system for himself, Stacey fought for every vote to be counted and every voice to be heard. Now, thanks to Stacey, voters across the country will benefit from voter protection programs like Georgia’s, and can have confidence that their votes will count.”
The Democratic Party of Georgia was the first state party in the nation to hire a full-time voter protection director, and in 2018, created a groundbreaking voter protection program that received calls from over 80,000 Georgia voters.
The DPG’s voter protection program serves voters at every step of the voting process, from advocating for stronger election laws, to voter education in their home county, to providing one-on-one support through a 24/7 voter protection hotline.