Giving Compass' Take:
- Marc Meredith, a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, shares five insights about the new Georgia voting law to better understand the potential impact and changes.
- One of the most critical aspects for citizens is voter education because the new law changes some aspects of voting eligibility and processes. How does voter education tie directly to mobilization and action?
- Check out this giving guide on strengthening democracy.
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Corporations like Delta Airlines, Microsoft, and Coca-Cola have spoken out publicly against the measure and Major League Baseball moved its All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver.
So, which is it? Is it “Jim Crow on steroids,” as President Joseph R. Biden said last week, or does it expand voting access, as per Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp?
Here, Marc Meredith, a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, shares five things to know about the new law:
- The process of mail balloting changed but not as dramatically as it could have
- State legislature is more directly involved in administering elections
- It is too early to grasp the bill’s ramifications
- Voter education will be key
- Party control of state government matters
Read the full article about Georgia voting law by Kristen DeGroot at Futurity.