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Stacey Abrams receives first ever Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award

Stacey Abrams is the recipient of the first ever Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award - named after a woman who exemplifies everything exceptional about American public servants.

Stacey is the Georgia House Minority Leader, the first woman to lead either party in the General Assembly and the first African-American to lead in the state House. And she's earned a reputation as a force for good in the face of the Republican's extreme agenda. The kind of voice we need now more than ever. Here is Stacey Abrams receiving her award at the 2014 We Are EMILY Awards Dinner.