Stacey Abrams has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The former Georgia gubernatorial Democratic candidate has been credited for flipping Georgia blue, helping the Democrats secure the 2020 presidential election.
After she was robbed of the governorship seat back in 2018, Abrams founded the organization Fair Fight Action, which focused on increasing Black voter turnout in Georgia this election cycle.
“Abrams’ work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights,” said Lars Haltbrekken, a Socialist Party member of Norway’s parliament, per Reuters.
Abrams’ hard work on voter registration and turnout in Georgia also made Joe Biden the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia in almost three decades.
“Let’s hear it for Stacey Abrams. Nobody, nobody in America has done more for the right to vote than Stacey. Stacey, you are changing Georgia. You have changed America,” Biden said at the time.
“I think it was a combination of relief and excitement about what this means. But also a healthy dose of realism — we’ve got this done, but it was narrowly achieved, which means more work remains to be done,” Abrams told The New York Times in November.
“I wouldn’t say vindication in the sense that there was some sort of chest beating, but I am excited about how it proves the model of building this tapestry of leaders across racial and geographic lines. I’ve been privileged to be part of building the resources and the infrastructure and the narratives that help pull together different communities, all of us working toward the same goal. Over the course of a decade, and with resources, that brought success to fruition.”
Congratulations, Stacey Abrams.