Press Advisory: ACLU of Georgia Speaking at Joint Meeting of Senate and House Redistricting Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2021

Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato, ACLU of Georgia, media@acluga.org

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Who

Christopher Bruce, policy director, ACLU of Georgia

Sean J. Young, legal director, ACLU of Georgia

 

What

Joint Meeting of Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee and House Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee

 

Where

Rm 406 Paul D. Coverdell Legislative Office Building
18 Capitol Square SW 

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Livestream link

 

When
Monday, August 30, 2021
9 am– 12 pm

The ACLU of Georgia is scheduled to speak from 9:40am-10:00am.

 

Quote

“Georgia needs leaders who fairly represent the increasingly diverse voices of our state. We urge our state legislators to draw state and congressional district maps that reflect this demographic reality, maps that ensure that citizens who are Black, Hispanic, or Asian have the same opportunity to elect candidates of their choice as citizens who are White do,” said Christopher Bruce, policy director of the ACLU of Georgia.

 

Background

Between 2010 and 2020 Georgia’s voting age population grew to 8.2 million people – an increase of 14%. The state’s White voting age population grew to 4.3 million. However, the number of our state’s voters who are Black, Hispanic, or Asian grew to nearly 3.9 million, an increase of 31%. 

 

Georgia’s children who are 17 and under are the future of our state. The districts that are created this year will determine the public officials for the next decade, and they will determine the policies that impact the next generation. Today, there are one million children who are White representing 46% of the state’s children, and 1.3 million children in Georgia are Black, Hispanic, or Asian representing 54% of the state’s children. Georgia’s voting age population will likely continue to increase in diversity for the foreseeable future.