The #FreedomToVoteAct takes the necessary steps to protect our democracy and strengthen national standards for voting access for every eligible American regardless of zip code. So what’s in the bill? (🧵):
Blunting Jim Crow-era tactics by restoring voting rights to formerly incarcerated people, preventing states from purging based on vote history, and prohibiting witness/notary requirements for vote by mail (2/8).
Mitigating the harmful impact of anti-voter legislation that has already been passed in a number of states, including Georgia, Texas, and Arizona, and continues to be pushed in nearly every state legislature, with 127 bills still moving (3/8).
Protecting against intimidation and subversion in elections by increasing protections against the removal and harassment of election workers and establishing minimum standards for voting counting, ballot security, and election infrastructure (4/8).
Reducing long lines during early vote and on Election Day by establishing 15 days of early vote, adequately resourcing polling locations to minimize wait times, and implementing same day voter registration (5/8).
Protecting and expanding access to vote by mail by prohibiting states from imposing restrictions on VBM, creating a permanent vote by mail list, providing due process for signature verification, and requiring jurisdictions to offer drop boxes on a per capita basis (6/8).
Ensuring fair districts are drawn by prohibiting partisan gerrymandering, and incorporating public input and transparency (which is particularly critical with redistricting already underway!) (7/8).
The time has never been more urgent to take action on voting rights. Call your Senators today and demand they pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act—immediately: 833-465-7142. (8/8)

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25 Jun
Statement from Fair Fight Action Founder @staceyabrams:

“I commend Attorney General Merrick Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, Associate AG Vanita Gupta and Assistant AG Kristen Clarke for taking bold action to combat restrictions on Georgians’ freedom to vote. 1/5
Senate Bill 202 in Georgia and similar anti-voter bills being passed around the country undermine our democracy and restrict access in ways that target voters of color. 2/5
This lawsuit takes aim at the discriminatory provisions outlined in SB 202, specifically, banning distribution of water and snacks, restricting access to drop boxes, shortening periods for voting by mail, throwing out eligible votes and creating unacceptably long lines. 3/5
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19 May
🚨 OHIO: 🚨 The omnibus voting bill HB 294 will be heard in committee TOMORROW. Let’s be clear: this bill is yet another attack on our fundamental freedom to vote. Republicans are bringing the same attacks to Ohio that we’ve already seen in Georgia and Florida. (1/4)
A democracy that works for us must include all of us. HB 294 makes voting LESS accessible. Like other anti-voter bills across the US, HB 294 restricts mail voting and drop box locations and availability, creates new ID requirements, and eliminates a day of early voting. (2/4)
HB 294 would change the cutoff for applying for a mail ballot from 3 days before the Election to 10. But in 2020, about 450,000 ballots were requested in the seven days HB 294 would eliminate and 90% were successfully returned and counted. (3/4)
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14 May
The secret Heritage video exposed by @ariberman makes abundantly clear what we’ve known all along: despite what Brian Kemp, Barry Fleming, and GOP officials across the country have said, #SB202 and other anti-voting bills are part of a nationwide GOP-led attack on voting rights.
This attack has been engineered by the far-right Heritage Foundation to disenfranchise voters of color in response to the Big Lie surrounding the 2020 election.
Heritage is, at this very moment, conspiring with Republican state legislators in states like Texas, where voter suppressors are finalizing bills behind closed doors.
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27 Apr
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Gwinnett County is Georgia’s second-largest county and one of the most diverse in the state. The provisions in this bill disproportionately burden voters of color, who heavily relied on access to absentee voting and ballot drop boxes to cast their votes in 2020 and 2021.
As Gwinnett’s elections director notes, #SB202 also imposes restrictive ID requirements for absentee ballots and limits the timeframe for requesting absentee ballots.

The result? Gwinnett will need to buy more voting machines and split precincts at taxpayer expense.
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5 Apr
THREAD: 50 Reasons Why Georgia's New Voting Law Really Is That Bad.

Each reason is cited by line so feel free to follow along with the actual text here:…
#gapol #SB202 1/13
HYPERCRIMINALIZATION: Georgia's new law codifies mass disenfranchisement and further expands criminalization policy in the voting process. 2/13
POWER GRAB: Georgia's new law removes significant power from the Secretary of State and gives the GOP-led, gerrymandered state legislature majority control of the State Election Board. 3/13
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THREAD: New polling shows that Georgia Republicans’ voter suppression bill #SB202 just passed in the House isn’t just an anti-democratic power grab -- its key provisions are also overwhelmingly opposed by Georgians. ⬇️ 1/ #gapol…
Nearly 8-in-10 Georgians -- including more than 6-in-10 Republicans -- oppose #SB202 plan to criminalize the handing out of food and water to people standing in line waiting to vote. 2/ #gapol
3/4 of GA voters oppose #SB202 plan to allow the state legislature to take election authority away from local elections officials, counties, and the Secretary of State. Over 70% of Republicans also oppose this plan. 3/ #gapol
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