Received this e-mail today New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D, NY) in support of Stacey Abrams’ (D. GA) gubernatorial campaign:
Sisters and Brothers –
In just a moment, I am going to ask you to make a donation to StaceyAbrams' campaign for Governor of Georgia. This is important. Especially today. I hope you'll give me a chance to explain why.
Stacey Abrams is running a historic campaign. Not only is she trying to become the first African-American woman elected governor in the history of this country, but she is campaigning on an unabashed progressive message in the Deep South.
And she can win. Polls show her neck and neck. Down just two points.
So Republicans — led by Abrams' opponent, the current Secretary of State — put forward a plan to close polling places in primarily African-American districts ahead of the election. It's a shameful display of race-based voter suppression.
So Stacey needs our help. Because she can't fight back alone:
Can you make a $3 donation to Stacey Abrams' campaign today? Your support will not only help her win her election, but it will send a message to national Republicans there is a price to pay for race-based voter suppression.
A victory for Stacey Abrams would send shockwaves through the country. We can prove, in this race, that running on a progressive agenda is the path to victory everywhere. And we can make history while doing it.
That is why your support matters so much.
All my best,
Bill de Blasio