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Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.

This video clearly demonstrates how racist America is as a country and how far we have to go to become a country that is civilized and actually values equal justice. We must not rest until this goal is achieved. I do not want my great grandchildren to live in a country like we have today. I wish for them to live in a country where differences of race and culture are not ignored but valued as a part of what makes America great.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Atlanta mayor issues executive order against Georgia’s new voting law

Atlanta mayor issues executive order against Georgia’s new voting law

“Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is taking action against the voting law that Gov. Brian Kemp signed on March 24.

On Tuesday afternoon, Bottoms issued an Administrative Order directing the City’s Chief Equity Officer to implement a series of actions to diminish what her office called “new voting restrictions” imposed by Senate Bill 202. Her office stated these actions will ensure every Atlanta resident can exercise their right to vote.

“The voting restrictions of SB 202 will disproportionately impact Atlanta residents—particularly in communities of color and other minority groups,” Bottoms said in a statement. “This Administrative Order is designed to do what those in the majority of the state legislature did not—expand access to our right to vote.”

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The order will enact efforts to develop a plan within the city’s authority to expand opportunity and access to the ballot box, according to the mayor’s office.

The plan involves training staff members on voter registration and general information on early, absentee, and in-person voting. The city staff will provide that information to residents to ensure people know how to obtain the identification required for absentee voting.

The city is also developing plans to provide information on voter registration and absentee voting using water bills, QR Codes, and weblinks to city websites, according to the statement.

The order also seeks coordination with business and community leaders to create Public Service Announcements to explain the newest voting related deadlines and timelines.

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The governor’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the mayor’s executive actions.

Voting drop boxes can only be located inside early voting locations and available during voting hours under Georgia’s new law. Georgians will be required to provide a driver’s license number, state ID number or other documentation when requesting an absentee ballot. Voters will have to request absentee ballots at least 11 days before election day.

Additionally, local governments will be prohibited from mailing unsolicited absentee ballot application forms. Volunteers can no longer provide food and water to voters waiting in lines. The law gives the Republican-controlled Legislature more power over local elections officials, and it expands weekend voting in some rural counties.“

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