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Media Contact: Aunna Dennis, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia at (202) 644-6500 adennis@commoncause.org or Liz Iacobucci, East Region Communications Strategist liacobucci@commoncause.org

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Voting & Elections 03.18.2021

Common Cause Georgia Opposes Newest “Omnibus” Voting Bill

Common Cause Georgia opposes the bill because it “burdens access to the ballot for valid Georgia voters, disproportionately voters of color and low income voters, and it strips local election authorities of tools they need to effectively administer elections,” according to Common Cause Georgia Executive Director Aunna Dennis.

Voting & Elections 03.8.2021

Crossover Day Clarifies Priorities of Legislative Leaders

'They want to make it harder for people to vote. They want to make it easier for special interests to buy our government. And they want to put our constitutional rights at risk. This is a case study in how to take government away from the people.'

Voting & Elections 03.1.2021

Jim Crow Echoes in Georgia Legislature’s Voting Restrictions

Georgia Republicans didn’t like the results of the 2020 election so they decided they would try to dictate who they will let vote and who they won’t let vote. Republican legislators have deliberately targeted Black and brown Georgians with a disgraceful string of bills that harken back to the dark days of Jim Crow in Georgia. If anyone has any doubts whatsoever about the racial targeting of this proposed legislation they need look no further than its ban on weekend early voting which will end Souls to the Polls, the longstanding tradition of Black congregations in Georgia going to vote after Sunday services.

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.

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