Stacey Abrams Caught Red-Handed

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

This is not good news for Abrams.

Reports have emerged that Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams serves as a board member of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, named after the sister of UPS founder Jim Casey, that repeatedly voiced support for defunding and abolishing the police.

Recently, Abrams has attempted to distance herself from the hardline rhetoric of the #DefundThePolice movement, but she still finds herself as a board member and governing person at the Seattle-based Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF), which had thrown its support behind #DefundThePolice as recently as March this year, and tweeted #AbolishThePolice as recent as February of this year.

On March 10, the MCF tweeted: “#DefundThePolice” sharing an excerpt from a Washington Post story that detailed “the hidden billion-dollar cost of repeated police misconduct.”

A week earlier, the foundation tweeted on March 3, “Grant recipient @DreamDefenders + partners launched these Doctors Within Borders Urgent Care Clinic as part of a larger movement to create direct services and sites of intervention in police violence and prison systems. #DefundthePolice.”

On February 11, the group tweeted a story about the “Prison Industrial Complex in Atlanta,” sharing the hashtag #AbolishthePolice.