DNC Chair Jaime Harrison issued the following statement on the passage of Georgia’s sweeping voter suppression law, SB 202:
“These efforts by Republicans, in Georgia and across the country, to suppress the vote are a threat to our sacred right as Americans to lift our voices and participate in our democracy. These laws echo a dark chapter of Georgia’s history – but make no mistake, we will not go back.
“This isn’t just happening in Georgia. There are today over 250 voter suppression bills proposed in state legislatures across the country, making this a concerted Republican effort to disenfranchise voters across the country. There’s no other way to describe it, this is Jim Crow 2.0, plain and simple.
Republican state officials in Georgia and experts across the country have repeatedly made it clear there’s no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the last election, yet they’re hellbent on finding ways to ensure the Georgians who turned out in record numbers to vote for Biden and Democrats find it harder to do so again.
“As Democrats, we will not stop fighting to protect the right to vote. We will keep working tirelessly to pass H.R. 1, S. 1, and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, as well as continue to use every tool in our toolbox to fight these Republican efforts to suppress or restrict voting in our country.”