Oprah and Obama to campaign for Abrams

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Hundreds of people packed in to hear Oprah speak up for the Democratic nominee for Georgia Governor, Stacey Abrams Thursday afternoon.

While no one got a car Oprah reminded everyone of their right — and responsibility to vote.  Oprah said she called Abrams unsolicited several days ago to offer to campaign for her, inspired by her faith and values.

“When I stand in the polls, I do what Maya Angelou says, I come as one, but I stand as 10,000.  For all those who paved the way that we might have the right to vote,” said Oprah. 

Abrams called on everyone in the audience to get just five friends to go vote, and Oprah said it was a moral imperative. 

“For anyone here who had ancestor right to vote choosing not to vote dishonoring your family their suffering and their dreams,” said Oprah.

Oprah sat down with Abrams to talk personally about education, healthcare, and her faith. 

“When you know who you are and whose you are it is hard to hear someone tell a lie about you.  It can be difficult to meet meanness with kindness.  You have to make yourself remember the whole Bible, not just the verses that make you feel good in that moment,” said Abrams.

Oprah said she’s a registered Independent who was not asked to campaign for Abrams and was not paid for her appearance. 

“We have to change our expectations of our leaders and you don’t have to raise taxes to raise expectations,” said Abrams. 

 Abrams will appear with President Obama Sunday in Atlanta

Stacey Abrams will also be getting some presidential support Friday. People lined up to get tickets to see former President Barack Obama. Some even waited in line for hours, all for a chance to see the former president and to show their support for democratic hopeful Abrams.

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