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Learning from Stacey Abrams: #BlackGirlMagic & Winning Elections

  • People's Movement Center 736 E 41st St Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407 United States (map)

Hosted by Irna Landrum and Kelly Macías

From the hosts:

Bottom line: Progressives and Democrats can prepare for huge electoral victories in 2020, IF we learn what Black women leaders like Stacey Abrams have to teach us.

Stacey Abrams' bid for governor of Georgia (and the first Black woman governor in U.S. history) inspired longtime campaigners and energized long-ignored voters. A black woman with natural hair and unapologetically progressive politics won more votes than any Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Georgia history. Her campaign is a master class in progressive electoral politics, and a model for transformation and how we win.

Join Daily Kos campaign director and Southsider Irna Landrum and staff writer Kelly Macías as they share lessons learned through covering the Abrams campaign, as well as the #politicsofjoy that caught fire in Minnesota. They'll be joined by Angela Conley--who made history as Hennepin County's first Black Commissioner--in a talk moderated by DFL Stonewall Caucus chair and former City Council candidate Erica Mauter.

**We are deeply grateful to Erin Murphy's campaign for giving us #politicsofjoy to articulate that life-giving feeling that carried us through this election cycle.**

Earlier Event: December 6
Women of Color in Politics Panel
Later Event: December 8
Getting Started as a Candidate Training