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Stacy Abrams and Black Lives Matter movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Stacey Abrams has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her work advocating for, protecting, and expanding U.S. voting rights, at NowThis reports:

Abrams founded Fair Fight Action after her closely fought race for Governor of Georgia State, U.S. in 2018. She has dedicated the last two years to combating voter suppression in Georgia and advocating for all Americans, particularly minority communities and those in lower income neighbors, to fill out the 2020 census.

Her efforts are considered to be a prominent reason why the State of Georgia turned Blue for the first time in a Presidential Election since 1992. The State also sent two Democratic Senators, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, to the Senate.

"Abrams’ work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights," said Norwegian lawmaker Lars Haltbrekken.

Other candidates this year include the Black Lives Matter movement, Putin opposition leader Alexey Navalny, and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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