Georgia gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams launched a 1,000 Women Strong coalition on Wednesday, which she hopes will help her become the nation's first African-American female governor.

Members of the initiative committed to a contribution; participate in voter contact activity, including door knocking and phone calls; and participate in online and in-person visibility for the campaign. To date, 1,055 women have joined.

Abrams is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor along with former state Rep. Stacey Evans. Abrams herself is a former state lawmaker and also served as minority leader under the gold dome.


More than a dozen state legislators have signed on to her campaign.