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To: Georgia General Assembly
Georgia Poor People's Campaign Call to Action - Protect Voting Access
Bills like House Bill 531 fail to protect and expand voting rights and will move Georgia backwards. Georgians need more access, not less. This and other bills are addressing a perception of a problem about voter fraud that our secretary of state, our lieutenant governor, our governor, and multiple courts have all told us do not exist from the data they have verified.
Why is this important?
The Georgia Secretary of State's Office advises, "Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 16 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record turnout in 2020, with over 1.3 million absentee by mail voters and over 3.6 million in-person voters utilizing Georgia’s new, secure, paper ballot voting system." Our goal should be to maintain and improve access, including consideration of a voting holiday. Yet, some State representatives are looking to reduce ability to apply for absentee ballots, reduce times and locations of absentee ballot boxes, limit early and weekend voting, and more. These changes are not to benefit Georgians who want and need a voting system that works for them, not for politicians.
Please sign this petition as another tool to have your voice heard. In addition, we ask that you also call, email, fax, post, Tweet and write your representatives. https://www.legis.ga.gov/find-my-legislator