Abrams explains that in her greater than decade of expertise, she’s by no means seen a invoice authorised so rapidly. And naturally, it’s not as a result of Republicans are environment friendly. It’s as a result of, as Abrams says, they wish to “cover their shameful actions from public scrutiny.”
Then Abrams describes these efforts to suppress voting rights as “nothing lower than Jim Crow 2.0,” which nearly sums it up completely.
Abrams additionally tweeted this transferring graphic.
Utilizing the identical Jim Crow language, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren famous our “democracy is at stake” in a tweet with the video of Cannon’s arrest.
Along with the tweets above, Abrams is extremely inspiring within the video beneath, the place she talks about voter suppression being the “lazy man’s approach of profitable an election.” Persons are drained, persons are fed up. However Abrams doesn’t need anybody to cease preventing. Framing the path of voting rights and entry from the inception of america (when lower than 10% of individuals might vote) till now, as Abrams argues, we’ve already made leaps and bounds of progress, and we’ll proceed to take action so long as we proceed practising democracy and preventing for it.
Take a look at that superior video beneath. It’s lower than two minutes and the little bit of power each single one among us wants at present.
As AJC reporter Greg Bluestein tweeted, each Delta Airways and Coca-Cola (each of which have headquarters in Atlanta) have confronted criticism for not explicitly opposing election restrictions within the state. Bluestein tweeted statements from each firms beneath during which they pledge to have extra energetic engagement.
As we all know, Georgia voters already confronted unbelievable boundaries simply to train their proper to vote. Whereas these new restrictions whereas hurt all Georgia voters, they’re particularly vicious for voters of shade, folks with disabilities, and unhoused populations. Preventing for democracy means preventing for equal entry to all, even—and particularly—essentially the most marginalized amongst us.
Signal and ship the petition: SB202 threatens Georgia’s economic system with its all-out assault on our democratic course of. We’re outraged that you simply allowed this to occur.