The GLBC Gazette provides biweekly updates of what is happening at the State Capitol.
December 1, 2021
FROM OUR CHAIR
Last week the Georgia General Assembly adjourned its special session having voted for new congressional and state legislative maps. If you have been following the process, it is clear where I and many of my colleagues stand - in direct opposition to the maps.
The maps in question do not reflect the principles and values we as a legislative body should be guided by. Like with the passage of Senate Bill 202, the redistricting process was a response to the 2020 presidential election that witnessed Black, Brown, Asian, Young, Progressive, Energized, Determined Voters cast their ballots in the face of a global pandemic and voter intimidation.
These laws and maps might try to control how we vote and who we vote for, but they will never prevent us from voting and exercising our Constitutional rights. Now is the time to increase our voter registration efforts and make sure our voices are heard again, this time even louder.
On another note, I want to congratulate all the candidates who were elected to the school board, city council, and mayor. Thank you for your willingness to serve and lead.
Yours in Service,
Senator Tonya P. Anderson
Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Chair
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