Abrams explains that in her more than decade of experience, she’s never seen a bill approved so quickly. And of course, it’s not because Republicans are efficient. It’s because, as Abrams says, they want to “hide their shameful actions from public scrutiny.”
Then Abrams describes these efforts to suppress voting rights as “nothing less than Jim Crow 2.0,” which just about sums it up perfectly.
Abrams also tweeted this moving graphic.
Using the same Jim Crow language, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren noted our “democracy is at stake” in a tweet with the video of Cannon’s arrest.
In addition to the tweets above, Abrams is incredibly inspiring in the video below, where she talks about voter suppression being the “lazy man’s way of winning an election.” People are tired, people are fed up. But Abrams doesn’t want anyone to stop fighting. Framing the trail of voting rights and access from the inception of the United States (when less than 10% of people could vote) until now, as Abrams argues, we’ve already made leaps and bounds of progress, and we will continue to do so as long as we continue practicing democracy and fighting for it.
Check out that awesome video below. It’s less than two minutes and the bit of energy every single one of us needs today.
As AJC reporter Greg Bluestein tweeted, both Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola (both of which have headquarters in Atlanta) have faced criticism for not explicitly opposing election restrictions in the state. Bluestein tweeted statements from both companies below in which they pledge to have more active engagement.
As we know, Georgia voters already faced incredible barriers just to exercise their right to vote. While these new restrictions while harm all Georgia voters, they’re especially vicious for voters of color, people with disabilities, and unhoused populations. Fighting for democracy means fighting for equal access to all, even—and especially—the most marginalized among us.