Georgia House set to pass sweeping bill that would restrict voting access
The Republican-dominated Georgia House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill that will limit access to voting. The bill in question would curtail access to voting drop boxes, allow unlimited challenges to voter registrations and eligibility, require an ID for absentee voting, and prohibit the secretary of state from sending unsolicited absentee ballot applications, among other provisions. There is a similar, though smaller, version of the bill currently being considered by the Georgia Senate. If it is passed, then the House and Senate would need to meet, create, and pass a compromise bill before the end of the legislation session in early April.
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.