A candidate vying for the Democratic nomination for Georgia Governor has been endorsed by Civil Rights Leader Dr. Joseph Lowery.

State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams announced the endorsement Monday in a press release:

“I support Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia because her life’s work is informed by her dedication to helping others. Now, more than ever, we need a leader who is resilient, puts people first, and refuses to leave anyone behind. Stacey Abrams is a leader who will work for change, and help all of us find the power within ourselves to do the same. A Georgia that Stacey Abrams leads will be our Georgia — one where people are empowered to speak up and take action in the face of injustice.”

“I am honored to have the support of Reverend Joseph Lowery,” said Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. “His work as a civil rights leader is a lodestar for all Georgians working to build a brighter future. I look forward to working alongside Dr. Lowery to help create a state where equality fosters prosperity, and we all have the opportunity to succeed — not just survive.”

Abrams also carries the endorsements of Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Hank Johnson, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Emily’s List.

Abrams will face state representative Stacey Evans in the Democrat primary before one goes on to challenge Republicans in November 2018.

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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for GeorgiaPol.com and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’