ATLANTA – Today, co-plaintiffs in Fair Fight Action et al. v. Raffensperger et al.responded to yesterday’s hearing in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
“The Sixth Episcopal District applauds the efforts of Fair Fight Action and all our co-plaintiffs to make sure the voices of Georgians are heard. The Constitutional right to vote should never be denied because simply because a Georgian expressed their First Amendment right not to vote. Georgians deserve free and fair elections, and reinstating voters purged under “use it or lose it” will go a long way toward fixing our democracy in Georgia.” — Bishop Reginald Jackson, Presiding Prelate, Sixth Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church
“The people of Georgia have a right to vote, and they have the freedom to decide whether they express that right or not. They should not lose their right to vote in future elections just because they decided not to vote in past ones. The Secretary of State has said he expects high turnout next year, and Georgians should not find out that their right to vote has been taken away when they show up to the polls. Ebenezer Baptist Church is proud to be a plaintiff in this landmark case.” — Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church
“As a result of the lawsuit brought in federal court, more than 22,000 Georgia voters were added back to the voter rolls today after being wrongly purged by the Secretary of State. Care In Action will continue to stand with our partners at Fair Fight Action to give a voice to Georgia voters that for too long have been left out of the political process.” — Nikema Williams, Deputy Executive Director, Care In Action
“Virginia-Highland Church is proud to stand with Fair Fight Action and other plaintiffs to ensure that no Georgian loses their right to vote simply because they declined to participate in recent elections. No other right granted by the Constitution is allowed to be taken away for choosing not to exercise it. Georgians deserve to know that their First Amendment right will not be infringed upon because of their choice not to cast a ballot.” — Rev. Matt Laney, Senior Pastor, Virginia-Highland Church