ACLU of Georgia

Press Release: ACLU of Georgia Executive Director, Coalition Partners Speak Out Against Dog and Pony Show Redistricting Meetings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2021

Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato media@acluga.org 

WHO

Rebecca DeHart, CEO, Fair Count

Aunna Dennis, Executive Director, Common Cause Georgia

Vyanti Joseph, Organizing Director, Asian American Advocacy Fund

Ken Lawler, Chairman, Fair Districts GA

LaVita Tuff, Policy Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Andrea Young, Executive Director of the ACLU of Georgia

 

WHAT

Press Conference

 

QUOTE

“The town halls that have been scheduled for tonight and the next six weeks are nothing more than a dog and pony show without genuine opportunity for public input.  I’ve seen this play out right in front of me, when my dad, Andrew Young, was drawn out of the Fifth Congressional District following the 1970 census,” said Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia. “It took federal oversight to correct that– federal oversight that we won’t have during this redistricting cycle. The Georgia of 2021 is even more diverse than the Georgia of 50 years ago. We must fight to ensure that the redistricting process is open, fair, and inclusive. The future of voter rights in Georgia depends on it.”

 

WHERE

Zoom (registration required)

 

WHEN

TODAY Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 4:30pm

 

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