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Stacey Yvonne Abrams (; born December 9, 1973) is an American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Abrams founded Fair Fight Action, an organization to address voter suppression, in 2018. Her efforts have been widely credited with boosting voter turnout in Georgia, including in the 2020 presidential election, when Joe Biden narrowly won the state, and in Georgia's 2020–21 regularly scheduled and special U.S. Senate elections, which gave Democrats control of the Senate.Abrams was the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, becoming the first African-American female major-party gubernatorial nominee in the United States. She narrowly lost the election to Republican candidate Brian Kemp, but refused to concede, accusing Kemp of engaging in voter suppression as Georgia Secretary of State. News outlets and political science experts have been unable to determine whether voter suppression affected its result. In February 2019, Abrams became the first African-American woman to deliver a response to the State of the Union address. She was the Democratic nominee in the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election, and lost again to Kemp, this time by a much larger margin; she conceded on the night of the election.Abrams is an author of both fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction books, Our Time Is Now and Lead from the Outside, were New York Times best sellers. Abrams wrote eight fiction books under the pen name Selena Montgomery before 2021. While Justice Sleeps was released on May 11, 2021 under her real name. Abrams also wrote a children's book, Stacey's Extraordinary Words, released in December 2021. Early life and education The second of six siblings, Abrams was born to Robert and Carolyn Abrams in Madison, Wisconsin, and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi where her father was employed in a shipyard and her mother was a librarian. In 1989, the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where her parents pursued graduate divinity degrees at Emory University. They became Methodist ministers and later returned to Mississippi with their three youngest children while Abrams and two other siblings remained in Atlanta. She attended Avondale High School, graduating as valedictorian in 1991. In 1990, she was selected for the Telluride Association Summer Program. At 17, while still in high school, she was hired as a typist for a congressional campaign and then as a speechwriter based on the improvements she made to a campaign speech.In 1995, Abrams earned a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies (political science, economics, and sociology) from Spelman College, magna cum laude. While in college, she worked in the youth services department in the office of Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson. She later interned at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a freshman in 1992, Abrams took part in a protest on the steps of the Georgia Capitol, during which she joined in burning the Georgia state flag which, at the time, incorporated the Confederate battle flag. It had been added to the state flag in 1956 as an anti-civil rights movement action.As a Harry S. Truman Scholar, Abrams studied public policy at the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs, where she earned a Master of Public Affairs degree in 1998. Afterward, she earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. Legal and business career After graduating from law school, Abrams worked as a tax attorney at the Sutherland Asbill & Brennan law firm in Atlanta, with a focus on tax-exempt organizations, health care, and public finance. In 2010, while a member of the Georgia General Assembly, Abrams co-founded and served as the senior vice president of NOW Corp. (formerly NOWaccount Network Corporation), a financial services firm.Abrams is CEO of Sage Works, a legal consulting firm that has represented clients including the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association. Nourish and Now Abrams co-founded Nourish, Inc. in 2010. Originally conceived as a beverage company with a focus on infants and toddlers, it was later rebranded as Now and pivoted its business model to an invoicing solution for small businesses. Now raised a $9.5 million Series A in 2021. Rewiring America In mid-March 2023, community electrification advocacy nonprofit group Rewiring America announced it had hired Abrams as senior counsel. Political career In 2002, at age 29, Abrams was appointed a deputy city attorney for the City of Atlanta. Georgia General Assembly In 2006, Abrams ran for the 84th district for the Georgia House of Representatives, following JoAnn McClinton's announcement that she would not seek reelection. Abrams ran in the Democratic Party primary election against former state legislator George Maddox and political operative Dexter Porter. She outraised her two opponents and won the primary election with 51% of the vote, avoiding a runoff election. Abrams represented House District 84 beginning in the 2007 session, and beginning in the 2013 session (following reapportionment), District 89. Both districts covered portions of the City of Atlanta and unincorporated DeKalb County, covering the communities of Candler Park, Cedar Grove, Columbia, Druid Hills, Edgewood, Highland Park, Kelley Lake, Kirkwood, Lake Claire, South DeKalb, Toney Valley, and Tilson. She served on the Appropriations, Ethics, Judiciary Non-Civil, Rules, and Ways & Means committees.In November 2010, the Democratic caucus elected Abrams to succeed DuBose Porter as minority leader over Virgil Fludd. Abrams's first major action as minority leader was to cooperate with Republican governor Nathan Deal's administration to reform the HOPE Scholarship program. She co-sponsored the 2011 legislation that preserved the HOPE program by decreasing the scholarship amount paid to Georgia students and funded a 1% low-interest loan program for students.According to Time magazine, Abrams "can credibly boast of having single-handedly stopped the largest tax increase in Georgia history." In 2011 Abrams argued that a Republican proposal to cut income taxes while increasing a tax on cable service would lead to a net increase in taxes paid by most people. She performed an analysis of the bill that showed that 82% of Georgians would see net tax increases, and left a copy of the analysis on the desk of every House legislator. The bill subsequently failed. Abrams also worked with Deal on criminal-justice reforms that reduced prison costs without increasing crime, and with Republicans on the state's biggest-ever public transportation funding package.On August 25, 2017, Abrams resigned from the General Assembly to focus on her gubernatorial campaign. 2018 gubernatorial campaign Abrams ran for governor of Georgia in 2018. In the Democratic primary she ran against Stacey Evans, another membe.... Discover the Stacey Kennedy popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Stacey Kennedy books.

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  • The Willow synopsis, comments

    The Willow

    Stacey Kennedy

    In Carson City, Nevada a tragic car accident has claimed the lives of Nexi Jones' adoptive parents. Now, without them, her reason to live has vanished and she is determined to end ...

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    Dirty Ginger

    Stacey Kennedy

    From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a sexy and sweet second chance romance about a jilted bride who is done with relationships and a downonhisluck cowboy who's n...

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    Breathe In, Cash Out

    Madeleine Henry

    “The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street” (TheSkimm) in this sizzling debut about a banking analyst who plans to finally pursue her yoga career fulltime after her bonus hits, but u...

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    Mystically Bound

    Stacey Kennedy

    Tess Jennings' life is in chaos. Her ghost lover, Kipp McGowen, vanished into the Netherworld without a trace. Now, she finds herself in White Castle, Louisiana, surrounded by the ...

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    Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

    Stacey Kennedy

    Penelope Carter has won the "wild child" award for years. Determined to bring joy instead of irritation over the holidays, she's arrived at River Rock to stay at her cousins brewer...

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    Silent Howl

    Stacey Kennedy

    When murder threatens innocent lives, will one woman unleash the wolf within her or hide behind the human that cowers in fear. Rynn Murphy is a werewolf and she is in a state ...

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    Bind Me

    Stacey Kennedy

    Four best friends embrace their fantasies and make a pact of seduction to live out their deepest and darkest desires. The women place their lives in the hands of fate and one short...

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    Watch Me

    Stacey Kennedy

    In the Phoenix club, there is only one rule; watch, don't touch, until the powerful owner falls for his new star in this deliciously intriguing romance from USA Today bestselling a...

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    Eternally Devoted

    Stacey Kennedy

    Tess Jennings, who has been gifted with the ability to see ghosts, struggles to help the Grand Master of the Animus, Alexander, cross over. She might even have discovered who murde...

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    A Broken Bond

    Stacey Kennedy

    Two years ago, Cash lost his mate and abandoned his Montana pack. Now, he has found a reason to return. Rylie, daughter of the Wyoming Alpha, life has been uprooted. In less than t...

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    Feisty Red

    Stacey Kennedy

    From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a secondchance romance featuring a cowboy hero who needs some serious redeeming, a serious heroine who needs some cowboy lovi...

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    Loving Liv

    Stacey Kennedy

    USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy returns to the passionfilled world of Club Sin and Dirty Little Secrets with this novella featuring a slightly flawed Dom who has six da...

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    Beg For It

    Stacey Kennedy

    The Pact of Seduction has one rulefulfill your ultimate fantasy. Bella's problem, she can't live up to her vow. But her failure spins events that lead her into unknown territory. K...

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    Take Me

    Stacey Kennedy

    In the secret world of the Phoenix club, inhibitions are left behind, fantasies become reality, and lust can lead to love in this intoxicating romance from USA Today bestselling au...

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    Keep Me

    Stacey Kennedy

    From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes an intoxicating romance set in the elite world of the Phoenix club, where one night of pleasure is never enough…One night of ...

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    Burn For You

    Stacey Kennedy

    Dominant firefighter Dax O'Connor never blends fantasy and reality. He goes so far as to only have casual encounters with women at the sex club, Castle Dolce Vita, to keep them sep...

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    Some Like It Wicked

    Stacey Kennedy

    Shunned by her coven and her exboyfriend because of her unruly magic, Bryanna sets out to reclaim her life. Her adventure leads her to a place where uniqueness is not only accepted...

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    Rock Star

    Stacey Kennedy

    A high school reunion is about to get downright dirty in this new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy.  Veterinarian, Rae Evans expects to attend a...

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    A Deadly Whisper

    Stacey Kennedy

    Will destiny be enough to break her free of a lifetime of secrets?Knox, the Seeker, has waited two hundred years for his Watcher and now he's found her. Paxtyn, however, is unwilli...

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    Oh Fang

    Stacey Kennedy

    USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy returns to Undead Ever After where the vampire Warden of Charleston and the newintown witch are brewing up all kinds of trouble…Synopsis...

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    Bless The Beauty

    Stacey Kennedy

    Murder, abduction, sparring men, love and heartbreak―welcome to the life of Special Agent, Hadley Sloan.In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a serial killer has been arrested for the deaths of...

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    First and Last

    Stacey Kennedy

    One woman, one bond, one final battle … can even Nexi Jones defeat the deepest darkness of evil?Meet Nexi JonesWitch, Guardian and now, Lady of the Underworld. Embracing her new ro...

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    The Wicked

    Stacey Kennedy

    Thirsty vampires are only the beginning of trouble―magic, love and danger at every turn. Nexi Jones knows two thingsbeing half Guardian is toughbeing half Witch is simply prob...

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    See Me

    Stacey Kennedy

    In the Phoenix club, fantasies come to life, but he wants her for real, and he'll do anything to prove it in this deliciously sexy romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey ...

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    Sassy Blonde

    Stacey Kennedy

    From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a steamy contemporary romance featuring a brooding hero with too much baggage, a spirited heroine who is always up for advent...

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    Save Me

    Stacey Kennedy

    From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a captivating romance set in the exclusive world of the Phoenix club, where sizzling fantasies become reality…  Can this...

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    Whispers of Evil

    Stacey Kennedy

    Nayeli has been locked away, hidden from the world in a mental institution, all due to the whispers of evil which have corrupted her mind. Unbeknownst to her, the voices that have ...

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    Hearts Touched with Fire

    David Gergen

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA powerful guide to the art of leadership from David Gergenformer White House adviser to four US presidents, CNN analyst, and founder of the Harvar...

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    An Everlasting Bite

    Stacey Kennedy

    Love is born between strangers, yet built upon a bond soul deepone Alpha's vow to protect his mate from looming danger, all the while, mending her soul and stirring her wolfish des...

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    Tainted Blood

    Stacey Kennedy

    Darkness is settling over San Franciscovampires in the throes of blood lust are taking innocent lives. One witch will need to see past her fear, and trust her Guardian, before ever...

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    Supernaturally Kissed

    Stacey Kennedy

    Tess Jennings has the ability to see and talk to spirits. On a daily basis, they harass and annoy her to save their souls. Sometimes she helps, other times she ignores them, but on...

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    Skirt Chaser

    Stacey Kennedy

    Love gets filthy in this new erotic romance by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.  Greyson Crawford works hard by day and plays even harder at night. And he understands ...

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    Demonically Tempted

    Stacey Kennedy

    Tess Jennings, now a member of the Memphis Police Department, is on her first cold case. The suspected suicide of Lizbeth Knapp ten years ago isn't a theory her family acceptsthey ...

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    Corporate Temptress

    Stacey Kennedy

    Evan needs to finalize the details of an important merger. Problem is, the deal has come to a standstill because of the rival company's dropdead gorgeous CEO. Frustrated as he is w...

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    Bet on Ecstasy

    Stacey Kennedy

    Business partners, Smith and Brock share their fortune, success, and they share their women. A healthy competitive streak built MDR Software into a multimilliondollar enterprise, a...