Oprah Winfrey made her own little history on Thursday.
For the second time in her career, the media mogul endorsed a politician running for office. Her first was Former President Obama and now her second is Stacey Abrams, the Black Democratic candidate running to be Georgia’s next Governor.
If Abrams win she will be the first Black woman to do so in American history.
The creator of the OWN network, who is also a registered Independent, told a crowd today (Nov 1) at a Cobb County town hall, that she believes in Abrams and believes that she is the future of the state of Georgia.
“I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter,” Winfrey told a cheering crowd , citing Abrams’ stance on environmental protection, healthcare and gun control.
Adding that Abrams keeps “standing strong for the values that matter to me and the values that matter to Georgians all over this state.”
Winfrey added that “if you’re woke just a little bit, you know everyone is not treated equally.”
The 64-year-old 60 Minutes special correspondent made sure she let the crowd know that she wasn’t there because she plans on running for President in 2020 or because the Democrats paid her.
“I came for myself,” she asserted.
“I want to tell you…no one paid for me to come here. No one asked me to come here. I’ve earned the right to think for myself…I don’t want any party and I don’t want any kind of partisan influence telling me what decisions I get to make for myself”
Winfrey also encouraged the women in the audience to vote their values and for politicians that have their best interests in mind.
“Vote your values,” she emphasized. “Vote your conscience … the vitriol and the ads, they are designed to confuse and confound you with fear … When you know the right thing, and you can feel it … you can’t be influenced by propaganda and fear.”
According to NBC News, Abrams is in a super tight race with her Republican opponent Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Last week, an NBC News/Marist poll found that the race is tied, with likely voters favoring Kemp by a 49 percent to 47 percent spread, a number within the poll’s margin of error.
However, Abrams has some other serious backup coming in soon too. Former President Obama will be stumping for her on Friday.
BEAUTIES: Don’t forget that the 2018 midterms are right around the corner on November 6. Will you be casting your vote this year?
#SistasRockTheVote: 25 Black Women Running For Office
1. Sistas Supporting Sistas In The 2018 MidtermsSource:Getty 1 of 26
2. Lucy McBath, GeorgiaSource:Getty 2 of 26
3. Stacey Abrams, GeorgiaSource:Getty 3 of 26
4. Deidre DeJear, IowaSource: 4 of 26
5. Ayana Pressley, MassachusettsSource: 5 of 26
6. Jahana Haynes, ConnecticutSource: 6 of 26
7. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, CaliforniaSource:Getty 7 of 26
8. Adrienne Bell, TexasSource: 8 of 26
9. Ilhan Omar, MinnesotaSource: 9 of 26
10. Cat Brooks, CaliforniaSource: 10 of 26
11. Dr. Vanessa Enoch, Ohio
Source: 11 of 26
For too long we've had representatives who aren't concerned with what we have to say or the issues we care about. I'm fighting to change that by running for Congress.— Vanessa Enoch, Ph.D. (@DrVEnoch) July 27, 2018
Remember to vote Vanessa Enoch on November 6! pic.twitter.com/npFbZuxL7I
12. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Colorado
Source: 12 of 26
13. Yvonne Hayes Hinson, Florida
Source: 13 of 26
I am proud to announce our banner of endorsements. Thank you to the organizations who endorsed our campaign. @FLAFLCIO @MomsDemand @progressivedemsfl @dwcfl@leap_forward— Florida Representative D20 Yvonne Hinson (@YvonneHinsonFL) September 29, 2018
14. Dee Thorton, Indiana
Source: 14 of 26
This campaign isn't about special interest groups or rigging the rules for a select few. It's about fighting for affordable healthcare, good paying jobs, quality education, and a better future for ALL of us. #VoteThornton #FlinIN05 #GameOn pic.twitter.com/UW7qLfAcCE— Dee Thornton (@DThorntonGO) October 2, 2018
15. Tish James, New YorkSource: 15 of 26
16. Janice Laws, Georgia
Source: 16 of 26
17. Juliana Stratton, Illinois
Source: 17 of 26
This morning, @JBPritzker and I were joined by Secretary of State @JesseWhite2018, Comptroller @susanamendoza10, and State Sen. @KwameRaoul at an event at Southland Ministerial Health Network in Calumet Park. pic.twitter.com/vkdcV8bHBO— Juliana Stratton (@JulianaforLG) October 17, 2018
18. Lauren Underwood, lllinoisSource: 18 of 26
19. Linda Coleman, North Carolina
Source: 19 of 26
ICYMI: Last week, I received the endorsement of the @newsobserver. I am honored to have their endorsement and I appreciate their unwavering commitment to delivering the truth across #NC02 and beyond. #FightingForOurValues #LindaListens pic.twitter.com/yUxVMIX958— Linda Coleman For Congress (@LindaForNC) October 26, 2018
20. Kimberly Fobbs, OklahomaSource: 20 of 26
21. Rosalyn Glenn, South CarolinaSource: 21 of 26
22. Jeannine Lee Lake, Indiana
Source: 22 of 26
One of the biggest reasons ppl don't vote or vote str8 ticket is because they feel they don't understand the candidates. I'll change that! We'll bring Hoosier values to Washington & it starts with bringing #ChangeInTheHeartland— Jeannine Lake (@JeannineLeeLake) October 23, 2018
For more information on me: https://t.co/W9Ki7t3tfW pic.twitter.com/YhkX9LtvGc
23. Miranda Joseph, AlabamaSource: 23 of 26
24. Kiana Maria Sears, ArizonaSource: 24 of 26
25. Cara McClure, Alabama
Source: 25 of 26
Remember to @VoteCaraMcClure for PSC Place 1 on November 6 https://t.co/VyJOyste7b— Kathleen Kirkpatrick (@TTownGreen) October 24, 2018
26. Erika Stotts Pearson, TennesseeSource: 26 of 26
Sistas Supporting Sistas! Oprah Stumps For Stacey Abrams In Georgia was originally published on hellobeautiful.com