In the wake of Georgia’s anti-voter Senate Bill 202, we’re engaging Georgians to hold their local elections boards accountable through the Georgia Peanut Gallery. We’re also demanding that election officials improve voter education and make voting more accessible for people with disabilities and Georgians who have limited English proficiency.
News from Georgia
Georgia’s Renewed Anti-Voting Legislation Perpetuates the Big Lie
ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Georgia State Campaign Manager Lana Goitia Paz issued the following statement in response to the Georgia legislature passing Senate Bill 441, which expands the powers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to look into election-related cases:
Georgia’s Latest Anti-Voter Legislation is Another Attempt to Sabotage Elections
ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Georgia State Director Kristin Nabers issued the following statement in response to House Bill 1464, a wide-ranging anti-voter bill introduced Wednesday that would allow for more sham election reviews, cut grant funding that is necessary to run elections well, and give Georgia’s Bureau of Investigation the power to investigate elections:
AP: Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities
Critics say it’s the voting law that’s political and will disproportionately affect communities of color. Kemp’s news conference was trying to deflect from that, as the governor gears up for next year’s election to try to win a second term, said Aklima Khondoker, state director of the voting rights group, All Voting is Local.
“He’s pivoting away from all of the malicious things that we understand that this bill represents to people of color in Georgia,” she said.
We collaborated with partners to make voting accessible for all Georgians. Our advocacy efforts ensured Georgians had equitable access to request and return their absentee ballots and worked with local elections officials to add ballot drop boxes. Our work in 2020 added 78 ballot drop boxes in 15 counties, providing a safe, secure, and effective alternative to in-person voting for more than 2.9 million Georgians.