Stacey Abrams to deliver Democratic response to next week's State of the Union address. https://t.co/xmwFO4hwBD
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 29, 2019
Historically this opportunity has been seen as… well… a bit of a career-killer for rising new talents. But Ms. Abrams says she’s up for the job, and to be sure, she is neither Jodi Ernst nor Bobby Jindal. I may actually have to
watch stream her speech!
At a moment when our nation needs to hear from leaders who can unite for a common purpose, I am honored to be delivering the Democratic State of the Union response. https://t.co/0dpA3lJZpS
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) January 29, 2019
In Essence, last week:
… “Sometimes you have to be the loser so that the people can be the victor,” Abrams told filmmaker Ava DuVernay during a recent conversation about democracy and diversity. The pair sat down to chat at the National Day of Racial Healing, hosted by DuVernay’s ARRAY Alliance and the Kellogg Foundation…
“Democrats win by telling our story, by engaging communities early and authentically, and by fighting for every vote that shares our values,” she said. “But too often on the Democratic side of the aisle, the ones who share our values are the ones who least likely to be asked to share their voices”.
Abrams is hoping Dems follow her example and continue to reach out to those who may not have voted in the past.
“So what my campaign demonstrated…is that if you go into communities and treat them with respect, regardless of race, they will vote if we tell them we trust them,” she said. “So I want us to have 2020 candidates who are actually doing the work of expanding the electorate, not trying to convince people who’ve already told us they don’t like us to change their mind just this once.”…
— Fawzia Mirza (@thefawz) January 23, 2019
I maintain that this is an unenviable task and no one who wants a long national profile should covet the role.
But right setting (go for contrast, no competing with SOTU stage), right speech this could work. https://t.co/2NbxB24ndF
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) January 29, 2019
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— Su Mohan #WinBlue?? #DemsWork4USA???? (@SuMoh7) January 28, 2019
Literal quitter says what https://t.co/a1jI432cix
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) January 30, 2019