Press Statement: ACLU of Georgia Statement on the State of Georgia Targeting People of Color for Alleged Ethics Violations
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the state of Georgia has targeted on alleged ethics violations four organizations that work to increase civic and political participation in the state elections, organizations that are led by people of color.
|Care in Action, a nonprofit that advocates for domestic workers co-founded by [Sen. Nikema] Williams; Higher Heights for Georgia, a New York-funded organization geared toward electing black women; PowerPAC Georgia, an “independent group” that spent more than $5.6 million promoting Abrams and attacking Kemp, mostly funded by liberal San Francisco-based philanthropist Susan Sandler; and Gente4Abrams, a Latino advocacy group. – Atlanta Journal-Constitution|
“Ever since African Americans won the right to vote, politicians have tried to bully and intimidate voters of color whenever they are poised to flex their political power,” stated Andrea Young, Executive Director, ACLU of Georgia.“In the last several years, Georgia politicians have engaged in a disturbing pattern of bullying voter engagement groups that empower communities of color. We should ask these politicians why they seem to be targeting only organizations led by people of color, and whether they also intend to investigate any alleged technical violations by other organizations.”
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