The Georgia Senate has introduced 9 new voter suppression bills determined to make it difficult to vote by mail or vote in a runoff election. In a single legislative session they have attacked “no excuse” absentee voting, banned the use of dropboxes and now require voters to submit their photo ID upon requesting the absentee ballot and submitting the ballot.
This unprecedented attack is led by the following Republican Georgia Senators: Jeff Mullis, Billy Hickman, Brandon Beach, Bruce Thompson, Butch Miller Larry Walker, III, Max Burns, Sheila McNeill, Steve Gooch and Tyler Harper. Senator Mullis is the proud primary sponsor of seven (7) of these horrendous bills.
Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can participate and have their voices heard. In the General Election 1.3 million Georgians used absentee ballots, resulting in historic voter turnout. No excuse absentee voting provided an opportunity to level the playing field and make voting safer for all Georgians, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
This week, GOP State Senators introduced nine bills focused on promoting voter suppression by ending at-will absentee voting and more. These restrictions would suppress voter turnout and disenfranchise thousands of Georgia voters. The most egregious of these bills are:
SB 29 - Requires two sets of Photo ID to vote absentee
SB 67 - Requires voter ID to request an absentee ballot
SB 68 - Bans all drop boxes
SB 69 - Ends automatic voter registration
SB 70 - Prohibits new Georgia voters from voting in runoff elections
SB 71 - Ends NO-EXCUSE absentee voting
SB 73- Bans non-profits from mailing absentee ballot applications
Your voting rights are under assault. Tell your Senator that you oppose all Jim Crow voter suppression attempts and ask them to support your right to vote.
No Excuse Absentee Voting has been around since 2005; Georgia has offered automatic voter registration since 2016. Over 5 million voters have used automatic voter registration since 2016. Our goal should be the protection of the fundamental right to vote for all citizens by assuring that voting is as easy and as convenient as possible. As a Georgia voter, I hope we can count on you by ensuring that our voices are heard.
Email, Tweet and/or Call your Georgia Senator now!
If you don’t live in Georgia, you can still help! We must stop these bills from passing in Georgia.
Our partners at the Atlanta NAACP are working to make sure Georgia voters are aware of this new assault on our voting rights. We need everyone who supports fair elections and the right to vote to share this action with everyone you know in Georgia. We have setup phonebanks to call rural voters (and especially voters who voted absentee) to let them know. We need volunteers.
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