Rapid Response Alert

UPDATE: Fair Fight Action Opposes Georgia HB 531

February 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Fair Fight Action emailed Georgia’s Special Committee on Election Integrity today to express its strong opposition to multiple provisions of the state’s latest elections omnibus bill, HB 531. The letter emphasized that HB 531 is just another disenfranchising effort aimed at Black, poor and young voters in Georgia.

Fair Fight Action also explained that aspects of HB 531 directly violate the Equal Protection Clause, all in the name of meritless and unproven claims of election fraud. Specifically, the letter flagged the prohibition on mobile voting, voters having to include their private information to vote with an absentee ballot, limitations on drop boxes, reduction in early voting times and other problematic provisions proposed in HB 531.

“H.B. 531’s across-the-board restrictions demonstrate that its purpose is instead to make it harder for Georgians to exercise their right to vote. It therefore constitutes a brazen attack on our democracy. Georgia voters deserve public servants concerned with protecting the constitutional rights of their constituents—not their own power”, said Fair Fight Action CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo.

Read Fair Fight Action’s letter here.

Read HB 531 here.