Abrams explains that in her more than ten years of experience, she has never seen a bill approved so quickly. And of course, it’s not because Republicans are effective. This is because, as Abrams puts it, they want to “hide their shameful actions from public scrutiny.”
Then Abrams describes these efforts to eliminate voting rights as “nothing less than Jim Crow 2.0,” which sums it up perfectly.
Abrams also tweeted this moving graphic.
Using the same Jim Crow language, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren noted that our “democracy is at stake” in a tweet with video of Cannon’s arrest.
In addition to the tweets above, Abrams is incredibly inspiring in the video below, where she talks about voter suppression as “the lazy way to win an election.” People are tired, people have had enough. But Abrams doesn’t want anyone to stop fighting. Charting the trail of voting rights and access from the inception of the United States (when less than 10% of people could vote) until now, as Abrams argues, we have already made slow progress. giant, and we will continue to do so. as long as we continue to practice democracy and strive for it.
Check out this awesome video below. That’s less than two minutes and the little energy each of us needs today.
As AJC reporter Greg Bluestein tweeted, Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola (both of which are headquartered in Atlanta) have been criticized for not explicitly opposing electoral restrictions in the state. Bluestein tweeted statements from the two companies below that they are committing to more actively engage.
As we know, Georgian voters already face incredible obstacles just to exercise their right to vote. While these new restrictions hurt all Georgian voters, they are particularly vicious for voters of color, people with disabilities and homeless populations. Fighting for democracy means fighting for equal access to all, even – and above all – to the most marginalized among us.