Christopher Bruce, Political Director of the ACLU of Georgia, will speak at the Redistricting Meeting in Augusta.
Redistricting Public Hearing
“The right to vote is one of the most sacred civil liberties we have as citizens. We believe voting should be easy for every citizen and that each vote should count the same,” said Christopher Bruce, political director, ACLU of Georgia. “We seek to ensure that the new maps ensure that all voters of color have the same opportunities as white voters to elect their candidates of choice regardless of where they live in the state and regardless of who they vote for.”
The Greater Augusta area, made up of Richmond, Columbia, Burke, McDuffie, Lincoln, Wilkes, Warren, Jefferson, Jenkins, and Screven counties, has grown more diverse in the last 10 years. The total voting age population has increased by nearly 8%.
The White voting age population has grown by nearly 3%. The Black voting age population has grown by almost 11%. The Asian voting age population has grown by almost 22%. The Hispanic voting age population has grown by nearly 42%. Overall, the people of color voting age population in the Greater Augusta area has grown by 14%.