"My parents always said that the three most important things in life are church, education, and family. And even though we are Christians, they taught me that religion should never be used as a sword to cut others down. Instead, religion should be used as a shield to protect others, no matter what their faith." These are the words of Stacey Abrams, Democratic candidate for Georgia governor.
At today's Pakistan Independence Day Festival in Gwinnett, she stressed the importance of voting for candidates who believe Georgia is for everyone. She knows that immigrants create small businesses and stimulate the economy. She knows that where a person is from or the conditions they come from do not have to dictate their future. She knows that education is a key to success, and she believes that all Georgians have the right to high quality schooling.
Abrams was joined on stage by other female candidates running for Georgia offices. Aisha Yaqoob, Democratic candidate for State House Representative of District 97, reminded the crowd that she is running to be a voice for those who are often ignored by our government. Zahra Karinshak, Democratic candidate for State Senate, District 48 is a military veteran who has also served the state of Georgia for years. Dr. Carolyn Bordeaux, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 7, has spent her career creating public policy solutions.
All of these candidates have served their communities for years, and now they are running for office so that they can represent their communities in the government.
To learn more about these trailblazing candidates, visit their websites:
Mark your calendars--Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.