Big thanks to Wes Cantrell for joining us this past Monday, April 19th, to discuss the state/local political landscape.
View the link below for a detailed list of the myths and facts surrounding "The Election Integrity Act of 2021" GA SB202. Know the facts to dispute the myths!
“The Election Integrity Act of 2021” expands in-person early voting dates and hours for most counties, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting. The original drafts of the legislation would have scrapped all weekend voting aside from the second Saturday, but changes were made to now allow both Saturdays of the early voting period to hold voting and gives counties the options to hold voting on Sundays, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting.
The legislation also requires three weeks of early voting and expands the hours the polls are open. The changes were made in response to opposition from racial justice groups who said the proposal targeted black voters who traditionally participate in “Souls to the Polls” voter drives that take place on Sundays, according to NPR.
"To make a change, get involved at a local level. Get involved with your school boards, city council, and local house & senate reps" Wes Cantrell