Georgia House passes GOP bill rolling back voting access
Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives have passed a bill which restricts voting access. The bill requires a photo ID for absentee voting, limits the amount of time voters have to request an absentee ballot, restricts where ballot drop boxes could be located and when they could be accessed, and limits early voting hours on weekends. Republicans claim the bill is needed to restore voters’ trust in the electoral process, but this argument is based on the disproven claim that significant voter fraud took place during the 2020 election. Democrats and civil rights leaders condemned the bill as a reactionary measure to Democrats’ recent success in Georgia and an attempt to disenfranchise voters of color.
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.