Last Thursday, the Georgia State House took some of the most egregious actions in the nation to strip people of the right to vote.
Legislators passed a voter suppression and anti-civil rights bill (SB 202).
- reinstates voter-ID laws
- criminalizes giving food and water to voters standing in line
- makes election administration more partisan
- severely limits placement and number of ballot drop boxes
The bill's intent is to keep minorities from voting. President Biden has called it "Jim Crow in the 21st century."
This law undermines our democracy. It disenfranchises communities that turned out to vote in such large numbers in the 2020 Presidential election and the January 2021 Georgia Special Senatorial elections.
What Can You Do?
Put pressure on Georgia-based corporations to take a stand against voter suppression by writing letters. These companies should use their leverage from the revenue they generate for the state to urge changes in the voting law.
They need to do more than just issue statements.
Corporate pressure works. In 2019, North Carolina lost $500 million in response to the anti-LGBTQ Bathroom Bill the state passed. State Republicans were finally forced to repeal the bill to bring back money and jobs to the state.
Who To Write
(urge them to move the Masters and PGA Tournaments)
(urge them to move the MLB All-Star Game)
SB 202 is an unacceptable attack on our democracy. [Company name] has a responsibility to not only speak out against this restrictive law, but to take action to protect Constitutional civil rights.
You are a leader in your state. Bad behavior should not be rewarded with political donations and tax revenue. Voter suppression is bad for business.
(Insert personal relationship to the company, especially if you are a frequent user of their products or services.)
SB 202 is an unacceptable attack on our democracy. [Company name] has a responsibility to not only speak out against this restrictive law but to take action to protect civil rights. #SB202 #ProtectVotingRights #DoSomething