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THE COWTOWN FOUNDATION INC.-NASHVILLE, TN.

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COREY LEA

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IN RE: DEADLINE GEORGIA- DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE STACEY ABRAMS V. THE GOP- HOW THE USDA’S STORIED HISTORY OF DISCRIMINATION COULD BE THE DECIDING FACTOR ON WHO BECOMES THE NEXT GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA.

JUNE 25, 2018

 There is no doubt that the Republican Party is aware of the historical significance of the nomination of Stacey Abrams and her bid to become the first Black Female Governor in the United States. With this nomination, the eyes of the country will be hanging on her every word in regards to policy and civil rights. The Democrats are amassing a war chest for her bid to become the next governor of Georgia, but the Republicans will not be outdone. However, the one factor, that could be the deciding factor, is how Stacey Abrams tackles the issues of Socially Disadvantaged Farmers.

  Socially Disadvantaged Farmers are legally defined as a protected class, to include Black Farmers, Hispanic Farmers, Indian Farmers and White Women. This protected class will be the deciding factor on if Georgia remains a red state or will it be the keystone of the crown jewel that the Dems. are hoping for in November. It is without controversy that former Georgia Governor and current Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, inherited an absolute mess at the USDA, an agency that is truly out of control and in desperate need of reform.

   This issue will have to be handled with sanitary gloves. If Stacey Abrams takes the partisan route and blames the neglect of civil rights on the GOP, it could be with great consequence. The Black Farmers, who are the most affected by the continuous discrimination of The USDA, will hurriedly point at the Black Congressional Caucus and how they voted against the Black Farmers more than a decade ago, to keep the Republicans from getting credit for saving the Black Farmers. On the other hand, Ms. Abrams is an attorney, she will probably quickly take the route of and road less traveled and say something like- “When I am the Governor of Georgia, I will sue the USDA on behalf of the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Small Farmers alike, to keep Georgia Farmers competitive in a global market. It’s our Georgia and not Georgia for a chosen few.”

 The GOP is in a peculiar position. The Republicans can ignore the voices of The Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and lose heavily to the Democrats on election day or spend political capital on the former Governor and current Secretary of Agriculture. The Socially Disadvantaged Farmers are poised to throw their support to what party will offer immediate relief. If it’s the Republicans, then the GOP will have to have an Executive Order signed before the election and endorsed by The Secretary of Agriculture. If it’s the Democrats, Stacey Abrams will have to have the pledge of white women to break away from conservative values, with the hope of a better tomorrow for rural Georgia.

Corey Lea
Executive Director
TheCowtownFoundation.org.
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