ATLANTA — Tania Unzueta, Policy Director of Mijente, and Adelina Nichols, Chair of the Gente4Abrams campaign, the grassroots organizing hub for Stacey Abrams’ outreach to the Latinx community in Georgia, released the following statement about Stacey Abrams’ acknowledgement of Brian Kemp as the next governor of Georgia.
“Georgia has always been known for some of the worst voter suppression efforts, but Brian Kemp’s campaign has now made the state infamous for the most blatant and extreme intimidation of people of color across the country. As the architect of the most shameless example of voter suppression, Kemp has won the race by lying, cheating, and stealing his way to the governor’s mansion – stripping millions of Georgians from their right to vote and eroding the foundations of our democracy.
Despite the divisiveness of Kemp’s campaign, we emerge from this election more united than ever. More than 300,000 Latinx Georgians worked together in this election to defend our families from Brian Kemp’s divisive hate speech directed at Latinx and Black communities. By coming out in overwhelming numbers for Stacey Abrams, the Latinx community across Georgia said loud and clear that we support inspiring candidates with bold, progressive agendas.
Our community has a critical role to play in reshaping the South, and we will work hand-in-hand with Black organizers and other fellow Georgians to keep expanding the progressive electorate towards victories in 2020 in Georgia, in the South and across the country.”
Mijente is a political, digital, and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement building. Launched in 2015, Mijente seeks to strengthen and increase the participation of Latina/o people in the broader movements for racial, economic, climate and gender justice. @conmijente @gente4abrams