SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Governor Brian Kemp and Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams addressed local and state leaders during the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association.
Abrams portrayed her challenger as an uncompromising Conservative out of touch with many voters.
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“I think so many Georgians are fed up with the extremist and dangerous policies that we’ve seen from the governor,” Abrams said. “His willingness to extend gun access to dangerous people, rather than making it safer in our state. His willingness to ban access to abortion when we know more women are going to die in this state… We can do good for all of Georgia, but we need a governor willing to work with everyone to make it happen. “
On Sunday, Kemp focused on how he’s kept Georgia’s businesses open during the pandemic and said school safety in the peach state remains one of his top priorities.
“The thought of something like that happening in Uvalde, Texas is one of my biggest concerns, one I know we all share,” Kemp said. “That’s why, in my first year in office, when we supported the General Assembly, I committed $69 billion to school safety grants to give every single Georgia school $30,000 to improve the safety of their campus and students. “
While Abrams addressed the need for more affordable housing, as well as their desire to expand Medicaid and increase salaries for public safety workers across the state. Also highlighted is her plan to reverse Kemp’s upcoming “Life Act” if she is elected to office.
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If passed, the law would effectively ban all abortions once early cardiac activity can be detected.
“I believe we can reverse this law,” Abrams said. “I think as more Georgians realize what has been done that this law is a 6 week ban that essentially bans abortion in the state of Georgia, bans reproductive care and hurts women who miscarry, women who have other issues, that we can get the legislature to reverse this law. It barely got passed in 2019 and I believe if I become governor we can absolutely undo this law.”
Tuesday is the final day of the Georgia Municipal Association Annual Meeting.