Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, former Atlanta City Council President Cathy Woolard and local Atlanta business leaders formally endorsed Stacey Abrams Monday at the steps of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Franklin says Kemp is bad for Georgia businesses and dangerous for the State.

“Georgia needs a governor that needs with the leadership, qualifications, commitment, and vision to continue to move us forward,” Franklin said. “For me, Stacey Abrams will be that governor.”

In today’s press conference, Franklin referenced the attack ad that showed Kemp pointing a shotgun at a teenager in May.

“In Brian Kemp, we see a person that would take our economy and state backwards,” Franklin said. “His eagerness to sign a law that would be against the LGBTQ community that would also be against the vibrant hospitality and film industries. It is not the kind of leadership that Georgia needs.”

Woolard says Kemp also panders to white supremacists, known racists and will work to turn back the progress Georgia has made in commerce.

All of the business leaders assembled today said they value inclusion and tolerance.

The 58th Mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin (red) formally endorses Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Georgia Governor’s Race. (Photo: Itoro Umontuen / The Atlanta Voice)

Itoro Umontuen currently serves as Managing Editor of The Atlanta Voice. Upon his arrival to the historic publication, he served as their Director of Photography. As a mixed-media journalist, Umontuen...

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