The winner will likely face one of five top Republicans in November in the race to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal, who cannot run for a third term.
Abrams has emphasized her plan to build an extensive mobilization effort to energize voters, many of them minorities, who rarely cast ballots in midterm elections. Her campaign said the initiative dovetails with her ground-game strategy.
"In order to create a brighter Georgia, we must invest in and engage voters who have been left out and left behind, and we must talk with them about how their votes can change our state,” said Abrams in a statement. “1,000 Women Strong continues our mission to build a campaign - and a state - powered by all of us."
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A list of elected leaders joining Abrams' initiative
Senator Tonya Anderson (D-Lithonia)
Senator Gail Davenport (D-Jonesboro)
Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta)
Representative Kimberly Alexander (D-Hiram)
Representative Debra Bazemore (D-Riverdale)
Representative Sharon Beasley-Teague (D-Red Oak)
Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain)
Representative Rhonda Burrnough (D-Riverdale)
Representative Park Cannon (D-Atlanta)
Representative Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers)
Representative Gloria Frazier (D- Hephzibah)
Representative Carolyn Hugley (D-Columbus)
Representative Brenda Lopez (D-Norcross)
Representative Miriam Paris (D-Macon)
Representative Pam Stephenson (D-Decatur)