Stacey Abrams’ Organization Fair Fight Donates Millions To Help People Pay Off Medical Debts

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In this May 20, 2018, photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams participates in a debate against Stacey Evans in Atlanta. In Georgia, black women will likely factor into one of the country's marquee political contests. The Democratic race for governor features two women, and candidate Abrams is running to become the first black woman ever elected governor in America. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Action, which focuses primarily on voting rights issues, has donated $1.34 million from its political action committee to the nonprofit organization RIP Medical Debt to eliminate $212 million in face value debt owed by 108,000 people in Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, The Associated Press reported.

An estimated 25 million American households have medical debts they are struggling to pay, according to Fair Fight’s website. The pandemic has made the problem worse.

Fair Fight recently launched ads urging Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to add Medicaid expansion to the state legislature’s agenda during an upcoming special session to redraw electoral districts.

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