“There are so many fights to be waged. Because when our civil and human rights are being trampled on every day, the need for a just society becomes starker.”
Charles Steele, the group’s president, said he also invited several of the 2020 White House hopefuls to attend, but none confirmed.
It is the Democrat’s second formal appearance in Atlanta since she was defeated by President Donald Trump in 2016. In a visit two years ago, she told a crowd of 4,000 at the Fox Theatre that the “fever is breaking and the tide is turning” against Republicans.
The Clintons have a long history in Georgia.
Bill Clinton won Georgia’s primary in 1992 – the first primary victory of his campaign – with the help of then-Gov. Zell Miller. He also carried the state in November, though Republicans have captured Georgia in every presidential vote since then.
Hillary Clinton was trounced by Barack Obama in Georgia’s 2008 primary, but easily defeated Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primary as she swept most of the South. In November, she flipped metro Atlanta’s suburbs but lost the state by 5 percentage points to Trump.
- Staff writer Ernie Suggs contributed to this report.