U.S. House, Georgia 6
Lucia “Lucy” McBath is a mother, wife, businesswoman and activist for social justice. As a child, Lucy’s parents made a significant impact on her future involvement in civil rights. Her father was the Illinois branch president of the NAACP, and her mother was a nurse. While attending civil rights events with her father and clinical settings with her mother, Lucy developed a passion for supporting people in need. After a 30-year career with Delta Air Lines, her second career has focused on reform that will make our communities safer and better for every American of every background.
Lucy’s passion for public service was awakened by tragedy in 2012. Her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida by a man who objected to the music he was playing in his car. The shooter used Florida’s “Stand-Your-Ground” law as his defense. He was acquitted of murder in his first trial. He was ultimately convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in the retrial in October 2014. This senseless tragedy motivated Lucy to effectuate change through policy, and she has effectively advocated for gun regulation legislation through her work with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Gun Sense in America. Through her work, Lucy has received national recognition, earning awards such as the Chairman’s Award of the Georgia Democratic Party in 2017, “Mother of the Year 2016” by VH1 Television, voted as one of Refinery 29’s 26 National Treasures, and she was an EMILY’s List Honoree.
Lucy is running for Congress in Georgia’s 6th District against Republican candidate Karen Handel. Her platform is largely inspired by her gun reform legislation efforts, Lucy is also committed to fighting for women’s rights, environmental protection, healthcare as a human right, and public education. She will be a strong, progressive, inclusive voice in Congress.