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AME Church v. Kemp Filing Media Briefing - Georgia S.B. 202
SPLC, ACLU, LDF filed litigation on behalf of the Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Women Watch Afrika, and Latino Community Fund of Georgia against the state Georgia and its new law S.B. 202

Media Briefing Attendees:
-Nancy Abudu, Deputy Legal Director, SPLC
-Andrea Young, Executive Director, ACLU of GA
-Sophia Lakin, deputy director of the Voting Rights Project, ACLU
-Leah Aden, Deputy Director of Litigation, NAACP Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. (LDF)
-Other guests to join as schedules permit

The lawsuit challenges the following provisions for violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the First, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution:

1. ban on mobile voting;
2. new narrow identification requirements for requesting and casting an absentee ballot;
3. delayed and compressed time period for requesting absentee ballots;
4. restrictions on secure drop boxes;
5. out-of-precinct provisional ballot disqualification;
6. drastic reduction in early voting in runoff elections; and
7. ban on “line warming,” where volunteers provide water and snacks to Georgians, disproportionately those of color, who wait in needlessly long lines to cast their vote

Complaint is available here: https://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/sixth_district_of_the_ame_church_v._brian_kemp.pdf

Mar 30, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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