1. Our country is back on track thanks to President Biden and Democrats.
While Republicans are in disarray, Georgia Democrats in Congress are helping President Biden and Vice President Harris get America back on track with vaccines in arms, stimulus checks in pockets, and over a million jobs created.
The American Rescue Plan is already helping millions of Georgians suffering from the effects of the public health and economic crises, and the American Jobs Plan will create millions of good-paying jobs while rebuilding our country’s infrastructure.
The American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan are not just historic and bold – they’re popular. Though a majority of Americans support every key provision presented to them in the American Jobs Plan, out-of-touch Republicans continue to criticize the Biden-Harris agenda, including their failed attempt to block the American Rescue Plan.
2. Georgia Republicans are cementing their brand as the party of voter suppression, and our state is paying the price.
Senate Bill 202 – and any attempt to make it harder to vote – is dangerous for our democracy and a slap in the face to Georgia’s civil rights legacy. It’s an insult to the memory of heroes like John Lewis, who risked their lives for the right to vote safely and easily.
Georgia Republicans’ egregious voter suppression campaign is also hurting our state economically, most recently in forcing the MLB to relocate its All-Star game due to nationwide fallout from the disastrous new Jim Crow law. Republicans, and no one else, own all the repercussions of SB 202 – including this one.
It is now more important than ever that Congress pass HR 1, the For the People Act, and HR 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to protect all Americans from local voter suppression efforts.