What a way to kick off Black History Month!
The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and star voting rights activist, Stacey Abrams has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, reports Reuters.
Abrams was the real winner of the 2020 election after she and her organization, Fair Fight Action, played a pivotal role in increasing Black voter turnout in Georgia.
Her years-long battle paid off in the end when Georgia, a longtime red state, flipped to blue, thanks to Ms. Abrams!
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The Norway Socialist party politician Nars Haltbrekken says that Abrams’ journey is a continuation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for justice.
“Abrams’ work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights,” said Haltbrekken.
In 1964 Dr. King won the Nobel prize for his leadership during the 1960s civil rights movement.
“Abrams’ efforts to complete King’s work are crucial if the United States of America shall succeed in its effort to create fraternity between all its peoples and a peaceful and just society,” he continued.
The U.S. Black Lives Matter movement has also been nominated for the prize and the 2021 laureate will be announced in October.
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