Five things you should know about Stacey Abrams

STACEY ABRAMS SAYING: "When people rise up together. When people fight together, change comes, success comes, deliverance comes."

Here are five things you should know

about Stacey Abrams

1// The Georgia politician became a national Democratic icon

after losing a governor’s race in 2018 by just 55,000 votes

Her race shone a spotlight on voter suppression in Georgia

2// She co-founded the New Georgia Project

to register more Democrats in the state

Since 2014, it has registered more than 500,000 Georgians to vote

(Source: Stacey Abram's spokesperson)

3// She became the first African-American woman

to deliver a response to the State of the Union address

4//She's also a lawyer, entrepreneur, and romance novelist

5// She's credited for boosting Joe Biden's victory in Georgia

The state last voted for a Democratic president in 1992

Date: December 14, 2020

STACEY ABRAMS: "I am pleased to announce that Joseph R. Biden has received 16 votes for President of the United States."