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Stacey Abrams. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter

Stacey Abrams announced plans on Tuesday to release a new book in June based on her gubernatorial run and addressing voting rights, AP reports.

Why it matters: Since losing the hotly contested Georgia governor's race in 2018, Abrams has become a rising star in the Democratic Party. She’s been mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick in the 2020 election, and has made voting rights a signature issue, eliciting support from 2020 presidential candidates.

"The future of our democracy depends on correcting all that is wrong with our elections process, including the insidious practice of voter suppression. And we must remind voters of their power to be seen and to demand action not simply on election days but every day."
— Stacey Abrams, in a statement

The book, titled "Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America," is based on Abrams' research and her political experience. It calls for reforms to make voting easier and covers topics such as voter purging and limited voting access in black precincts, per the AP.

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