04.01.2021

Georgia’s Voting Rights Rollback Faces New Lawsuit

Georgia’s Voting Rights Rollback Faces New Lawsuit Sophia Lin Lakin,Voting Rights Project Deputy Director, ACLU

by | Apr 1, 2021 | Ethnic Media Services

Less than a week after the state of Georgia enacted new voting rules, a third federal lawsuit is seeking to have the changes overturned.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU and NAACP, acting on behalf of religious, student and ethnic minority-serving organizations, allege the new regulations are unconstitutional and violate the federal Voting Rights Act.

“This law (Georgia S.B. 202) is voter suppression, plain and simple, aimed at making it harder for black and brown and other historically disenfranchised communities to have a voice in our democracy,” Sophia Lin Lakin, deputy director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, said in a press briefing March 30.

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