Atlanta was politcally LIT yesterday. Go inside to see former President Barack Obama campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams...
Former President Barack Obama jetted to Forbes Arena at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Friday to speak at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. She's currently locked in a super tight race with Republican Brian Kemp. POTUS drilled in everyone's head how important it is to vote, especially in this election since it could be the "most important of our lifetime." And he's right.
"I'm hear for one simple reason: To ask you to vote," President O said. "The consequences of any of us staying home are profound because America is at a crossroads ... The character of our country is on the ballot."
He also addressed Trump and Republicans using scare tactics to keep us divided while using "rhetoric that is designed to make us angry -- to make us fearful."
Peep a clip below:
Barack Obama: "They're telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees 1,000 miles away."
"They're even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border. The men and women of our military deserve better than that." pic.twitter.com/nNvZhIal5F
— ABC News (@ABC) November 2, 2018
Check out his full speech below:
Also hitting the stage...
Former Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Representative/civil rights leader John Lewis spoke during the rally to encourage folks to get out and VOTE on November 6th.
We spotted Jermaine Dupri and Chris Tucker in the audience:
The crowd even swag surfed:
"RHOA" star Kandi Burruss was excited about meeting Obama:
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My boy @isaachayes3 had my back & took my pic with @barackobama! Even though I was looking goofy in the pic because I wasn’t ready... But thanks Isaac you’re the real mvp! It was an honor to meet @barackobama & hear him speak. He was here in support of @staceyabrams & all the democratic nominees that are on the ballot for Georgia! Make sure to vote this Tuesday November 6th if you haven’t already. #StaceyAbramsForGovernor
And this happened to 2 Chainz when he met a young fan:
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So yesterday was so an amazing..It started off with me not feeling well and leaving work but then getting the opportunity to go to the Stacey Abrams Rally and see President Barack Obama. It ended with exiting the event and being able to get on a private elevator with @2chainz and @jermainedupri. Jeremiah was so overwhelmed from being in that position of see someone he loves that he shed a tear and this is the message that he got from 2 chainz..This is just a snippet of the convo. Thank you so much @2chainz for making our lil mans night..#staceyabrams #staceyabramsrally #barackobama #presidentbarackobama #ourforeverpresident #2chainz #jermainedupri #VoteBlue #VoteStacey #morehousecollege #Atlhiphop #politics #hiphop #rap #november6 #govenorofgeorgia
Be sure to make your voice heard on Nov. 6th!
Photos: AP/@dladyphotography/Jermaine's IG/Stacy Abrams' IG