Stacy Abrams, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, will spend her final day of her historic campaign to become the first African-American woman elected in this State, at the headquarters of Local 1414 of the International Longshoremen’s Association, according to Willie J. Seymore, International Vice President from the Port of Savannah.”
“The next Governor of Georgia is coming to our ILA union hall in Savannah,” said an elated Brother Seymore. “Stacey Abrams will be coming to our ILA Local 1414 headquarters on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10 am to meet with ILA members. She started her campaign over a year ago visiting our ILA South Atlantic Dock and Marine Council meeting and will be making her final charge with ILA Sisters and Brothers who love her and are working hard to get her elected.”
Willie Seymore said International Vice Presidents Kerry Scott from Savannah and Vincent Cameron from Jacksonville, Florida will be joined by Savannah ILA Local 1414 President Timothy Mackey; Brunswick ILA Local 1423 Richard Nixon, and other ILA officers and hundreds of members and guests to welcome Stacey Abrams to the ILA’s Savannah Local.
“This is a great honor for the ILA in Savannah and throughout Georgia that Stacey Abrams would devote part of her final day of campaigning visiting the ILA,” said Willie J. Seymore.
A week ago, International President Harold J. Daggett announced the ILA’s endorsement of Stacey Abrams.
Stacey Abrams and her five siblings grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi with three tenets: go to school, go to church, and take care of each other. Despite struggling to make ends meet for their family, her parents made service a way of life for their children – if someone was less fortunate, it was their job to serve that person. This ethic – and her parents’ unwavering commitment to providing educational opportunity for their children – led the family to Georgia.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Stacey Abrams put her education to work to better the lives of Georgians through the government, nonprofit, and business sectors. Dedicated to civic engagement, she founded the New Georgia Project, which submitted more than 200,000 registrations for voters of color between 2014 and 2016. Under the pen name Selena Montgomery, Stacey is the award-winning author of eight romantic suspense novels, which have sold more than 100,000 copies. As co-founder of NOW Account – a financial services firm that helps small businesses grow – Stacey has helped create and retain jobs in Georgia. And through her various business ventures, Stacey has helped employ even more Georgians, including hundreds of young people starting out.