|ATLANTA – Today, Fair Fight Action launched a new ad targeting Georgia Republicans’ attacks on seniors’ access to the ballot box as part of the GOP’s effort to restrict Georgians’ voting rights and seize control of elections.|
Georgia Republicans’ proposed voter suppression bills could limit Georgians’ early voting options — disproportionately hurting Georgia seniors. And their onerous new ID burdens not only might require access to a printer, scanner or copy machine but could also threaten Georgians’ privacy by creating new risks of identity theft just to request a mail-in ballot. Republicans in the state legislature have even pushed to end no-excuse absentee voting after over 1.3 million Georgians used this option in 2020.
“Georgia seniors’ voting rights are more at risk than ever thanks to Republicans’ anti-democratic attacks on absentee voting and onerous new requirements that threaten seniors’ privacy,” said Fair Fight Action CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo. “This kind of reckless legislation could take away options for Georgia seniors to cast their ballots in a way that is safe and convenient for them while doing nothing to protect the ‘security’ of the vote. Georgia elected officials along with civic and business leaders must step up and protect seniors’ right to vote in a way that works for them.”
The ad, “Protect Seniors,” can be viewed here.
A script of the ad follows:
As Americans, voting is our right.
So why are Georgia lawmakers trying to take that away with new bills that put my identity at risk and limit my access to voting the way that works for me?
That’s just not right.
Georgians deserve the freedom to vote their way. Safely, without worrying.
Tell your lawmakers, don’t mess with our voting access.