Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and celebrities hit the campaign trail in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A woman in the running to become the next governor of Georgia is making her way to Columbus with a few faces you might recognize.

Stacey Abrams has also recruited a group of celebrities to help her campaign.

At her side were actresses Rashida Jones, Uzo Aduba, Aisha Hinds, and Tracee Ellis Ross, star of the ABC hit comedy Blackish,

"This is what we get to do. We get to make history by showing up and using our voices and our power and being a collective force, and standing by those who know what they're doing," explained Ross.

"As we all stand right now in a country where we need a leader who sees us and who hears us. That's who Stacey Abrams is, and I think she's an example of leadership," says Hinds.

The group of women made a trip to Columbus Monday as the first day of early voting in the state of Georgia begins.

Abrams spoke to local voters at Emmanuel Christian Community Church, encouraging everyone to exercise their right to vote.

"This election is a choice. Starting today through May 18 we get to choose the direction of our state. And I want Georgia to know that they have the choice to move forward as they elect me as the next governor of the great state of Georgia," says Abrams.

The group will also visit Albany, Macon, and Fort Valley before heading back up to Atlanta.

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