For Immediate Release
New Racist Voter Suppression Law In Georgia Increases Urgency for Congress to Pass For the People Act
WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his Republican allies in the state legislatures passed sweeping voting restrictions in a blatant attempt to keep communities of color and new voters from participating in our democracy.
- Shortens the window to request absentee ballots
- Require mail-in voters to include their driver's license numbers or other documentation, instead of using signature verification
- Reduces early voting hours across the state and limits the use of ballot drop boxes
- Prohibits people from providing food and water to voters waiting in line
- Requiring at least 15 consecutive days of early voting
- Ensuring that early voting sites are open for at least 10 hours each day
- Requiring states to allow any eligible voter to cast their ballots by mail in federal elections standardizing no-excuse absentee voting nationwide
- Establishing automatic voter registration and same-day registration nationwide
- Requiring every state to create online systems where Americans can register to vote, update their registration information, and request their absentee ballots
- Prohibiting wrongful voter purges and committing Congress to passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which would re-establish pre-clearance requirements
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