Civil rights groups sue Georgia over new voting law
Multiple civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are suing Georgia in federal court over a recent voting reform law they claim will make it harder to vote. At a press conference announcing the lawsuit, a representative from the ACLU claimed that the motive for passing the law was “blatant racism.” The law also drew criticism from President Biden, who called it an “atrocity.”
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.