Stacey Abrams wants to solve America's problems

Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House Minority Leader who ran for Georgia governor in 2018, opens up on "Salon Talks" about how her early passion for speechwriting led her to a career in public service, and her approach to solving systematic problems in America like poverty and criminal justice.

In this April 2018 "Salon Talks" episode, Abrams also discusses her book "Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change". "As one of six kids my parents taught us that you don't talk about what needs to be done, you do it, you find ways to do it, so for me it's less about courage and more about necessity. No one is going to do more for you than you will," Abrams told SalonTV's D Watkins.

"No one is going to see your needs more than you can. My job is to think about how can I do that for myself, people who had lives like mine, and people who have lives that are completely different, but will benefit from real change."

Watch the episode above to hear why Abrams calls herself an introvert, and how her upbringing shaped her ideas around power, service and self-motivation.

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