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Black Women’s Victory Against Voter Suppression

The events that unfolded at the Capitol last week have led to a disheartening news cycle, and have overshadowed a historic moment for voting rights in the United States. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams and her Fair Fight organizers have battled tirelessly against voter suppression through voter education programs and election reform. The result? A record-breaking turnout among Black voters, and a flipped Senate seat. This week’s Media We Like is a collection of tweets celebrating Abrams, her team, and Georgia’s Black voters, who deserve recognition and support today, tomorrow, and every single day.

Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams): “With new votes joining the tally, we are on a strong path. But even while we wait for more, let’s celebrate the extraordinary organizers, volunteers, canvassers & tireless groups that haven’t stopped going since Nov. Across our state, we roared. A few miles to go…but well done!”

LaTosha Brown (@MsLaToshaBrown) “The way I talk about community power is like electricity: Thomas Edison didn’t create electricity. What he created was a conduit to organize the energy and direct it. It was already there.”

Cori Bush (@CoriBush): “Black women did this—but this isn’t just ‘Black Girl Magic.’ This is the result of pure organizing, labor, and love that Black women have poured into GA. Gratitude to every one of my sisters who willed the possibilities of this moment into existence. We see you and we love you.”

Ash-lee Henderson (@_AshDashLee_): “The moral of the story is that a Black-led, multiracial—shoutout to the Latinx and AAPI organizing that got the goods—united front did it again. And all praise to Black women. The ones you know and the ones you don’t.”

Clint Smith (@ClintSmithlll): “I’m watching what the Black voters of Georgia have done, and I just can’t stop thinking about all the history that preceded this moment. The history that’s not just in textbooks or in black & white films, but a history that’s alive in people’s bones. That’s alive in their memories.”

Kelsey Hightower (@kesleyhightower): “Stacey Abrams lost an election, and instead of burning the house down, she helped build a better one. That’s leadership.”

 Bernice King (@BerniceKing): “Love Black women every day, not just on election days.”

Take Action! After the riots at the Capitol put white supremacy on full display, it’s important to take the time to recognize the Black women who fought to uphold our democracy.