As if losing an election wasn’t bad enough, the embattled and embroiled Democrat Stacey Abrams is taking another staggering loss on the chin like a knockout punch from Mike Tyson. The former Georgia House Minority Leader started a political action committee called Fair Fight and now it’s falling apart at the seams, like a pair of pants that are way too small. As of now, the PAC called Fair Fight has suffered layoffs that sent 19 people packing and they’ve mounted massive piles of debt. It’s believed this is all due to lawsuits, according to numerous reports.
The Hill stated that the layoffs wiped out about 75% of the employees working for Fair Fight, leaving those former employees with no fight left in the game. The group, started by Abrams back in 2018 after she failed to become Georgia’s governor, was eventually a big time political group raising tons of money in just two years. They pulled in $103 million, but I don’t know how.
How could anyone donate to something like this and think it’s making a difference? It’s usually not and now they’re sky-high in debt and laying people off, so I guess they clearly don’t know how to manage millions of dollars, or they paid themselves too much and now they’re about to sink like a Titanic with Stacey Abrams spearheading right into an iceberg. The Hill reported more on the dilemma in a political news article saying:
“We have waged critical legal battles and built a statewide and national infrastructure to support our mission,” Fair Fight Action Board Chair Salena Jegede said in an emailed statement to The Hill. “Key to our efforts have been two landmark lawsuits that highlighted the sustained attacks on voting rights and engagement fomented here in Georgia, but with national implications.”
“These vital lawsuits were elongated by multiple national crises and complicated by a changing legal landscape,” Jegede continued. “This included devastating Supreme Court decisions and intervening new state voter suppression laws that together have stripped judges of the authority to adequately protect voting rights.”
Jegede said the organization had the “moral obligation” to field the suits for voters, but because of the “complex nature of litigation, the organization unfortunately faces a serious funding deficit that makes our current trajectory unsustainable.”
Sounds like they just need to call it quits. If you’ve got over $100 million and still lay people off, then you did something wrong. There’s no other way to put it. It’s like they ate the money and left nothing for anyone else at the table, but that’s just my opinion. You can form your own in the comments.
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