Voting rights activist and politician Stacey Abrams was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She was nominated by Lars Haltbrekken, a Socialist Party member of Norway’s parliament, for her work to “promote nonviolent change via the ballot box.” Haltbrekken stated that “Abrams’ work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights.”
The Nobel Peace Prize recently tweeted about Dr. King being nominated in 1963 and receiving the award in 1964 for his “nonviolent campaign against racism.” This year, Abrams is among a long list of nominees, including the World Health Organization, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, former President Donald Trump, former White House adviser Jared Kushner, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The winners are expected to be announced in October. Various past winners include various former U.S. Presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama. Former South African President Nelson Mandela and female education activist Malala Yousafzai are among other winners.