Stacey Abrams: Libraries are among our nation's most democratic institutions


Author, entrepreneur, and activist Stacey Abrams explains how libraries promote access and opportunity for all in a new video PSA.

Help spread the word by posting it on social media! Videos with open captioning are available for download:


Library professionals, please visit the American Library Association website to download and share the PSA.

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Here are some sample posts you can use to spread the word about the PSAs:

Twitter: .@StaceyAbrams wants everyone to know about the important role libraries play in our communities and our democracy. #LibrariesTransform

Facebook: @stacey.abrams.77 wants everyone to know about the important role libraries play in our communities and our democracy. #LibrariesTransform

Instagram:@staceyabrams wants everyone to know about the important role #libraries play in our communities and our democracy. #LibrariesTransform #LibrariesStrong

About Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams is an author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and political leader. After eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. After witnessing the gross mismanagement of the election by the Secretary of State's office, Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure every Georgian has a voice in our election system. She also founded Fair Count, an organization to ensure that the 2020 Census is fair, accurate, and counts everyone.

Abrams received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and Yale Law School. Dedicated to civic engagement, she founded the New Georgia Project, which submitted more than 200,000 registrations from voters of color between 2014 and 2016. She has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels; and she is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Under the pen name Selena Montgomery, Abrams is also the award-winning author of eight romantic suspense novels, which have sold more than 100,000 copies.

Abrams is the 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award and the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States.