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Voting & Elections 02.18.2021

Special House Committee Holding Hearing on “Omnibus” Voting Legislation the Public Has Never Seen

The Georgia Legislature’s practice of leaving the public out of “the people’s business” reached a new low today. At 3pm, the House Special Committee on Election Integrity started a hearing on HB 531, a 48-page “omnibus” bill on elections filed by Republican lawmakers – which was filed only two hours ago.

Voting & Elections 02.17.2021

Senate Subcommittees Consider Anti-Voting Bills ‘in the dark’

Today, two special subcommittees of the Georgia Senate Committee on Ethics acted on legislation that would add new barriers to voting. The subcommittee meetings were held with little public notice, at 7:00 in the morning, and without video streaming.

Voting & Elections 02.16.2021

Anti-Voter Bills are ‘steamrolling through the legislative process’

Our country is in the midst of a racial justice movement. Now is not the time to take the Republicans’ voting system from 2005 and add draconian attacks on ballot access that would disproportionately impact voters of color.  Voters bear enough burdens trying to make our voices heard. Legislators should stop their efforts to sideline the voters they are supposed to be serving.

Voting & Elections 02.9.2021

Common Cause Georgia calls on Secretary Raffensperger to Refer Investigation of Trump’s January 2nd Phone Call to federal DOJ: ‘ Georgians need an independent investigation’

Common Cause Georgia calls on Secretary Raffensperger and Attorney General Carr to immediately refer the investigation to the federal Department of Justice, and then to cooperate with that investigation.

Georgia Redistricting Alliance Calls for Transparency in Redistricting Process

Under a proposed amendment to Georgia's constitution, redistricting would be conducted by a nonpartisan, independent commission rather than by the state legislature.

Voting & Elections 02.3.2021

Georgia Votes Declares: Don’t Bother My Ballot

On the heels of a string of proposed legislation that aims to roll back Georgia voters’ access to the ballot, Georgia Votes held a press conference demanding fair and transparent election laws for the state. The collaborative rejected baseless claims of voter fraud and emphasized a need to expand, rather than suppress, the voting rights of communities across the state. 

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