In addition to having driven so much change in Georgia’s electorate, Stacey Abrams is a romance author. So it’s appropriate that, with two Senate runoffs coming up in the state, one of the most exciting fundraising efforts is coming from a group of romance authors. Alyssa Cole, Courtney Milan, and Kit Rocha (the pen name for two authors, Bree and Donna) pulled the Romancing the Runoff effort together quickly and blew through one fundraising goal after another, with many other authors, agents, and others contributing books and services to be auctioned off to benefit Fair Fight, the New Georgia Project, and Black Voters Matter.
On Tuesday night, they declared victory, having raised $398,866.80. And then they got a new offer for auction—from Stacey Abrams herself.
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“We are romance authors who care about the future of this country and are inspired by fellow romance author Stacey Abrams to help Georgia elect two Democratic senators,” the authors had explained in their mission statement. “Democracy only thrives when every vote can be cast and counted, and we are fighting to help dismantle the legacy of voter suppression in Georgia.”
Their inspiration is taking notice:
So they’re doing it again … a little bit.
Amazing! Truly, Romancelandia is not to be trifled with. (And this is another example of how powerful the small-dollar fundraising infrastructure provided by ActBlue has become.)