Stacey Abrams makes a final stop in Macon with Congressman John Lewis

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – As midterm election season comes to a close, Stacey Abrams and her campaign made a final stop in Macon accompanied by a civil rights icon.

“We get to stand up on November 6th and say this is who we are because we are Georgia,” Abrams said during the rally.

Thursday she had Oprah Winfrey helping out and on Friday it was legendary civil rights activist Congressman John Lewis who joined Abrams on the campaign trail.

“We’ve come too far, we’ve made too much progress and we’re not going back. We’re going forward,” Lewis said to supporters.

It’s the final countdown to election day–a day many Georgia democrats have been waiting for.

“We’re 47th in the nation in affordability of healthcare and we’re 50th out of 50 states for the highest number of women dying (during) childbirth in Georgia than anywhere else in America. Once you put two women in the highest offices in this state I promise that changes,” said Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor Sarah Riggs Amico.

Abrams and Amico supporters came out in droves to hear from the democratic nominees one last time before Tuesday.

“It’s just what she stands for, who she is, what she believes in a lot of those values are our values here in Georgia.”

The crowd of hundreds of people were fired up over the possibility for change.

“We’re a Georgia that believes in fully funding k-12 education because I’m not running to be yet another education governor. We’ve had enough of those. I will be the public education governor of the state of Georgia. That’s why we’re running,” Abrams said.

Supporters like Alice B. Jackson say they’re hopeful for what the future might bring with new leadership in the Governor’s mansion.

“A lot of our families are on medicaid, they can’t get any health care insurance, they can’t afford any health care insurance, so healthcare is very important,” she told 41NBC.

Abrams, in her final words to supporters, told the crowd she has a plan for all Georgians, but to execute that plan she’ll need people to get out and vote.

Congressman Lewis told the crowed earlier voting was a right he fought for when he marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr in Selma, Alabama in 1965. He and President Barack Obama both spent Friday campaigning on behalf of Abrams.

Friday was the last day for early voting. So if you didn’t get a chance to stop by the board of elections office, Tuesday is your last opportunity to exercise your right.

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