A day after bowing out of the race for governor, former Georgia Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporters at the WSB-TV headquarters in Atlanta, Saturday, Nov.17, 2018.(ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
Photo: Alyssa Pointer/file
Photo: Alyssa Pointer/file

Abrams’ group to hold voting rights summit Friday in Atlanta

The voting rights group founded by Stacey Abrams will hold what it calls an unprecedented voting rights summit in Atlanta on Friday that will bring together attorneys, election administration experts and activists.

The invite-only Fair Fight 2020 event will be headlined by Abrams and include representatives from the Democratic National Committee, labor union leaders and state Sen. Nikema Williams, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. 

Abrams launched Fair Fight shortly after her 2018 election loss to Gov. Brian Kemp, and last year she expanded the group’s work to 20 competitive states to promote ballot access and expand voting rights.

A clash over voting rights quickly became a main factor in the 2018 campaign between Abrams, a former state legislative leader who founded a voter outreach effort, and Kemp, who as secretary of state oversaw state elections.

A potential 2020 running-mate, she’s urged candidates to make ballot access a key part of their platforms. And she announced plans Tuesday to publish a book on voting rights that will be released in June as the race for the White House heats up. 

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.