By Lori Perkins
Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is the first time a romance writer has ever been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Now, granted, Stacey Abrams was not nominated because she’s a romance writer, or because of her writing, but for the legendary job she did of getting out vote and organizing in Georgia, for both the 2020 presidential election and the 2021 senatorial run off election that turned the state of Georgia blue.
Abrams was one of 300 people nominated this year. Lars Haltbrekken, a member of Norway’s socialist party, nominated her, saying, “Abrams’ work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights.” He continued by saying, “Abrams’ efforts to complete King’s work are crucial if the United States of America shall succeed in its effort to create fraternity between all its peoples and a peaceful and just society.”
Nomination doesn’t mean that you’ve won, as both Trump and Putin are nominated almost every year, but we are so glad to see her acknowledged in this round of innovative leaders.