Stacey Abrams

Former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams discusses voter suppression and politics.

Stacey Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, and seven as Minority Leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia. She won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history and was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States. After the 2018 election, Abrams launched Fair Fight to promote fair elections across the country, encourage voter participation and educate voters about elections and their voting rights.

Abrams is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. She has also written many romantic suspense novels under the pen name Salena Montgomery, in addition to “Lead from the Outside,” a guidebook on making real change.

Jason Kander

Jason Kander talks about voter suppression laws, the 2016 presidential election and why he decided to run for office.

Jason Kander is a former Army Captain, Missouri’s 39th Secretary of State and the president of Let America Vote, an organization that fights against voter suppression laws. In 2016, Kander ran for the U.S. Senate in Missouri. At over $75 million, his campaign was the most expensive Senate race in state history.

 

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