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Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

by Abrams, Stacey

"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win."

Celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams offers a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country. A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn't win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.

Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others' who have fought throughout our country's history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are - now.

Watch Stacey Abrams on the Trevor Noah Show, on June 18th, 2020

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[.. Abrams] draws on research and personal experience to argue for stronger voter protections, increasingly a topic of debate as the 2020 elections near. - Publisher's Weekly

Review: Publishers Weekly

[...] If you are feeling hopeless about politics, this well-informed blueprint for change may begin to restore your faith. -- Kirkus, starred review

Review: Kirkus Reviews

[...] "Our Time Is Now"mixes the author's experiences as a lawmaker, candidate and activist with America's long history of slowly expanding - and sometimes receding - voting rights. Voting can be - a leap of faith,- Abrams writes. It is faith not just in a candidate or a party, but in a system, one that can be twisted and obstructed at multiple steps along the way. -- The Washington Post

Review: The Washington Post

Author interviewed by John Nichols.

Interview: The Progressive

[...] The most basic distillation of Abrams's philosophy for political change is protest plus participation. ...With refreshing transparency and candor, Stacey Abrams never conceals her ambition and dedication to transforming the system from within. As our democracy faces unprecedented peril, her time is now. -- The New York Times

Review: The New York Times

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