ATLANTA, Ga. — Though his voice was weak from a full day of campaigning, Barack Obama delivered a energetic speech in support of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Atlanta on Friday.
Obama was the featured speaker at a “Get out the Vote” rally along with Abrams and other Democratic candidates at Forbes Arena at Morehouse College. Other speakers included Rep. John Lewis, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the Democratic candidate for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional seat Lucy McBath Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and, of course, Abrams herself.
Abrams talked about mental health, expanding Medicare, helping grow small businesses, as well as the expansions of human rights. “As someone once said, we must be the change we wish to see,” she said.
“I’m here for one simple reason, I’m here to ask you to vote,” Obama said.
“This Tuesday I believe may be the most important election of our lifetime,” he said. “That’s saying something because some of those elections were mine.”