Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams is a political leader, voting rights activist and New York Times bestselling author. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Democratic Leader, in 2018, Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, winning at the time more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history.

For her activism and part in helping to flip Georgia, a traditionally ‘red’ and conservative-led state, blue and Democrat, politico Stacey Abrams has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. 

Reuters reports that Abrams was nominated “for her work to promote nonviolent change via the ballot box.” Abrams’ work is credited as assisting in Joe Biden’s presidential win. 

According to the Nobel site, “The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. A nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize may be submitted by any persons who are qualified to nominate.” The Committee follows a 50 year secrecy rule that prohibits them from disclosing nominator and nominee names to the media and public for fifty years. Abrams’ nomination was released by someone affiliated with the nominating entity.  

Abrams joins a long list of other nominees including the World Health Organization, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The winner or winners of the Prize will be announced in October. 

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