Stacey Abrams joins national voting rights push

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Stacey Abrams joins national voting rights push

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April 21, 2016 DUNWOODY Georgia House Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams meets with the Atlanta Journal Constitution editorial board in a meeting, Thursday, April 21, 2016. KENT D. JOHNSON/kdjohnson@ajc.com

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has joined a national push aimed at protecting voting rights alongside Martin Luther King III and a former White House press secretary. 

Abrams, an Atlanta Democrat, was named to the advisory board of Let America Vote, founded by former Missouri Secretary of State. Joining Abrams on the advisory board are King, Planned Parenthood Action Fund president Cecile Richards, and former White House press secretary Josh Earnest. 

The group will work to raise awareness of voter suppression and rally the public against what the group sees as efforts to reduce public access to the ballot. 

“I’ve been working on voting rights for years,” Abrams said. 

Let America Vote brings together a diverse group of individuals “to have a singular, national strategy.”

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