Foremost Voter rights activist and Democratic Party politician Stacey Abrams has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for her immense contribution to voting rights work.
Abrams, who served as minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, gained national prominence after becoming the first African American woman to be nominated in a governor’s race. She narrowly lost her 2018 race to Republican Brian Kemp. Stacey & her team were pivotal to Biden’s election success.
The celebrated advocate was nominated alongside Russian dissident, Alexei Navalny, climate activist Greta Thunberg and former White House adviser Jared Kushner. Black Lives Matter movement, World Health Organisation, Former US President Trump and his son-in-law, join the long list of nominees, as well.
Lars Haltbrekken, a Socialist Party member of Norway’s parliament, nominated the Georgia Democratic leader, saying: “Abrams’ work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights.”
“Abrams’ efforts to complete King’s work are crucial if the United States of America shall succeed in its effort to create fraternity between all its peoples and a peaceful and just society,” opined Haltbrekken, according to a Reuters report.
Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
The nomination however, does not automatically guarantee endorsement from the Nobel committee in Oslo. Winner will be announced in October.
Past American winners include Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, as well as former Vice President Al Gore.