Stacey Abrams will give the Democratic response to the State of the Union address next week.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made the announcement Tuesday. He told reporters: "She's an incredible leader. She has led the charge for voting rights, which is at the root of just about everything else. … I'm very excited that she's agreed to be the respondent to the president."
Abrams received national recognition in November after losing the Georgia governor's race amid a major controversy over blocked votes.
She'll give the Democrats' response after President Donald Trump finishes his address.
Tune in to Newsy on Feb. 5 for special coverage of the 2019 State of the Union beginning at 5 p.m. ET and a special edition of "The Why" at 7 p.m. ET. Newsy will carry live coverage of the State of the Union and the Democratic response, in their entirety, with full context following the end of each address starting at 9 p.m ET.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.