stacey abrams talks with the council on her historic run for georgia governor

Stacey Abrams, whose historic run to become the first African American female governor in U.S history has captured national attention, was the featured guest this week at the Bay Area Council’s Gender Equity and Diversity Committee. Abrams is running to become governor of Georgia, where she served as the House Minority Leader, was the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly, and was the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. Abrams talked about her record of supporting legislation and policies that benefit working class families and promote strong reproductive healthcare. She also highlighted her goal of expanding Medicaid and promoting economic opportunity for all Georgians. Abrams in November will face the winner of a Republican primary runoff on July 24. The Council extends its thanks to member Greenberg Traurig for hosting our meeting.

The Gender Equity and Diversity Committee consists of Bay Area employers that are committed to advancing workplace cultures of equality within their companies and promoting more diverse leadership in corporate and political offices. To learn more about the committee, please contact Policy Director Emily Loper.

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