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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:52 AM

Atlanta Mayor Signs Order Meant To Fight Georgia's Voting Restrictions



04/06/2021 10:20 pm ET Updated 4 hours ago


Atlanta Mayor Signs Order Meant To Fight Georgia’s Voting Restrictions
The order by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms includes actions to mitigate the effect of Georgia’s racist new law that significantly rolls back voting access.


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/atlanta-mayor-order-fight-georgia-voting-restrictions_n_606d0031c5b6885a6f28f54c




Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order Tuesday meant to expand voting access in response to Georgia’s racist new vote restrictions.

The mayor’s order directs Atlanta’s chief equity officer to develop and implement a plan within the city’s authority to mitigate the effect of the state law, known as SB 202, that’s brought nationwide condemnation for significantly rolling back voting access and information, specifically in Black and brown communities.

“The voting restrictions of SB 202 will disproportionately impact Atlanta residents ― particularly in communities of color and other minority groups,” Bottoms said in a statement. “This Administrative Order is designed to do what those in the majority of the state legislature did not ― expand access to our right to vote.”.....................





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