Georgia Democrats Celebrate Georgians Featured In Night Two of the Democratic National Convention

August 19, 2020

Tonight, several Georgia Democratic leaders held prominent roles in the Democratic National Convention — showcasing the best of our state, and proving why Georgia is the battleground state in 2020.

See below for highlights from each of these leaders:

DPG Chairwoman Nikema Williams, representing Georgia in the Roll Call:

“My mentor Congressman John Lewis knew that the right to vote is sacred. Georgians know that our ability to vote is under attack. Long lines, voter suppression– Donald Trump is even trying to slow down the mail and force us to risk our lives to cast a ballot. We will not be silenced…From the cradle of the civil rights movement and in the spirit of Good Trouble, Georgia casts our 117 votes for our next President, Joe Biden.”

President Jimmy Carter:

“Joe has the experience, character, and decency to bring us together and restore America’s greatness. We deserve a person with integrity and judgment, someone who is honest and fair, someone who is committed to what is best for the American people. Joe is that kind of leader, and he is the right person for this moment in our nation’s history. He understands that honesty and dignity are essential traits that determine not only our vision but our actions. More than ever, that’s what we need.”

First Lady Rosalynn Carter:

“We’ve known and admired Joe and Jill for many years, and most recently have worked with them on tackling the demands faced by the more than 53 million unpaid caregivers in our country who are juggling work and other family responsibilities and putting their own physical and mental health and well-being at risk.[…] Jimmy and I are voting for Joe because he recognizes the challenges facing our families and has the heart and the talent to make life better for all Americans.”

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates:

“Put simply, [Donald Trump] runs this country like his family business, this time bankrupting our nation’s moral authority at home and abroad. But our country doesn’t belong to him. It belongs to all of us. Joe Biden embraces that and has spent his entire life putting our country first. He has never backed down from a challenge or a bully. He summons the best in us, and lives by the values that define us as Americans.”

State Representative Sam Park, in the opening address:

“ When teachers in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and across the country are being asked to return to the classroom without a plan to keep them safe, and parents are exhausted juggling full-time work and full-time childcare.”

And Stacey Abrams, Founder of Fair Fight, in the opening address:

“In a democracy, we do not elect saviors. We cast our ballots for those who see our struggles and pledge to serve; who hear our dreams and work to make them real; who defend our way of life by protecting our right to vote. Faced with a president of cowardice, Joe Biden is a man of proven courage. He will restore our moral compass by confronting our challenges, not by hiding from them or undermining our elections to keep his job.”


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