Georgia GOP proposed legislation revives Georgia's dark history of voter suppression and racism
Georgia is at the center of a Nationwide debate over election security despite zero evidence of widespread election fraud. The Chatham County Democratic Committee held a press conference today in protest of HB 531 and SB 241.
By: First City Political Group
SB 241 (https://www.legis.ga.gov/
HB 531 (https://www.legis.ga.gov/
"Not only are these ID and witness restrictions suppressive and unnecessary, but they are also outwardly discriminatory and would have a disparate impact on Black and other minority voters across our state as well as older voters in single person households. Said Jay Jones, Chairman, Chatham County Democratic Committee. "These proposals would erect a juggernaut of barricades to voting access, reviving Georgia's dark history of voter suppression and racism as state policy."
GOP legislators in Georgia have clearly shown that there is an urgent need for federal action to safeguard voting rights and pass HR 1 and JR 4 to protect voters from racist and malicious voter suppression. HB 531 and SB 241 are nothing less than a direct attack on voting rights in Georgia framed by baseless far right conspiracy theories and disinformation that undermines our democracy. They are assaults on democracy that constitute some of the worst attacks on voting rights since reconstruction. Their progress though our legislature shows just how critical it is that Congress pass HR 1 and HR 4 to protect voters and safeguard democracy.
For the complete press release complete with Photos and Video, please visit https://www.ccdcgeorgia.com/
Jill Catalina Garcia-Quick