August 14, 2022

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Stacey Abrams nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for promoting voting in the US

Stacey Abrams who is a U.S. voting rights activist has been nominated for her contribution in promoting nonviolent change via the ballot box said a lawmaker of Norwegian on Monday. Stacey Abrams is also a politician of the Democratic Party.

Stacey’s work is credited with the boost in the voter’s turnout in the recent presidential election which helped Joe Biden win the presidential election. 

Stacey Abrams is nominated for the Nobel Prize among other prominent and influential people including Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, former US President Donald Trump and his son-in-law and former White House adviser Jared Kushner, WHO, climate activist Greta Thunberg. 

“Abrams’ work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights,” said Lars Haltbrekken, a member of the Socialist Party and Norway’s parliament.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and the leader of the 1960s civil rights movement. Martin Luther the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his unforgettable contributions. 

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 peaceful and just society,” added Haltbrekken.

The popular Black Lives Matter movement of the US which originated after the death of George Floyd is also nominated. Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the crucial “Pentagon Papers” about the Vietnam War, US Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and WikiLeaks, are also among nominees. The pro-democracy and civil rights campaigners from Belarus to Poland and Hungary are also on the list.