ACLU of GEORGIA’S STANCE ON REDISTRICTING
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. 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 ACLU of Georgia's Redistricting Federal Lawsuit
In December 2021, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Georgia, and international law firm WilmerHale, challenged the new Georgia redistricting maps on behalf of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and several Georgia voters.
Black Georgians drove our state’s significant population growth, but the state Legislature failed to draw district lines that would allow these voters to elect their preferred leaders.
We learned earlier this week that the court will allow the maps to remain in effect for the 2022 election cycle, although they likely violate the Voting Rights Act.
We will continue to fight these maps and protect the sacred and fundamental right to vote.
Voters will be voting in their new districts in 2022
A trial is expected to be in 2023 and we look forward to proving the maps violate the Voting Rights Act
We will continue our work in Georgia and in key states across the country to ensure new electoral maps are fairly drawn
ACLU of Georgia Speaks at the 2021 National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference in Atlanta
At the 2021 National Black Caucus Of State Legislators Conference, Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia, moderated a conversation with Amb. Andrew Young and Christopher Bruce, policy director of the ACLU of Georgia. In this video, Amb. Young discusses the impact of the Voting Rights Act. Amb. Young tells the audience of how he came to run for congress. He share that when the state legislature drew the boundaries of his congressional district in a way to make it impossible for him to win, the National ACLU stepped in to represent him.
Testimonies from Georgia Redistricting Town Hall Meetings
ACLU of Georgia Staff
Featured Video: At the Special Legislative Session meeting on Monday, November, 8, 2021, Vasu Abhiraman, ACLU of Georgia Senior Policy Counsel and Georgia Tech Alumnus, testified on behalf of unified districts for students at Georgia HBCUs and diverse colleges.
ACLU of Georgia Volunteers & Interns
Featured Video: ACLU of Georgia Intern, Christina, spoke at the Virtual Redistricting Hearing on Friday, July 30, 2021.
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2021 Georgia Redistricting Demographics