In 2020, Georgia Faith Leaders built a united and non-partisan coalition of various faith-based communities to successfully implement the most massive voter mobilization effort in the state’s history.
The planning and organization of this initiative strengthened the voice of those living in Georgia, which ultimately provided new leadership in both seats of the US Senate and played an instrumental role in bringing new leadership to the White House.
To counter the historic voter turnout by Georgia’s African-American community in 2020, extremists in Georgia constructed a false and unsubstantiated narrative around “voter fraud,” spending millions of dollars to ramrod the unneeded legislation called SB202, without debate or discourse. This legislation no doubt will have a suppressive effect on not only people of color, but also on the elderly and the disabled.
Regardless of political affiliation, we believe, the SB202 anti-voting legislation now puts the extraordinary participation of African American and other voters at risk and challenges the fundamentals of our great democracy.
The legislation significantly diminishes the ability to request and submit absentee ballots, minimizes voting opportunities across the state, makes it a crime to offer food or water to people waiting in long lines to vote and places politicians in control of the State Election Board.