Now this is how you kick off #BlackHistoryMonth!
Stacey Abrams was just nominated for a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
The former candidate for governor has impacted our country in a huge way in such little time. Not only has Abrams been credited with the Democrats most recent success in Georgia but it has now lead her to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Stacey Abrams’ fight against voter suppression started back in 2014, when she launched the New Georgia Project to get unregistered Black Georgians signed up to vote in the midterm elections that year. Her steadfast determination is the reason why she is also expected to announce a second bid for Georgia’s governorship once again. No Black woman has ever been elected a state’s governor.
The last U.S. winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was former President Obama in 2009. Other nominees on the list with Abrams include the Black Lives Matter Movement, WikiLeaks, Greta Thunburg, and Jared Kushner. The deadline to submit Nobel Peace Prize nominations is Monday, February 1st. Winners are announced in the Fall.