we are

always ready

Protecting the Right to Vote

Georgians kicked off 2021 by showing up and sending Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to Washington. But our celebration was cut short as we witnessed a swift, right-wing backlash in direct response to our growing power. White supremacists staged a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and, a few weeks later, GOP lawmakers in Georgia passed and signed SB 202 – a new voter suppression law. They came for us, but we are always ready.

To demand action on voting rights we :

  • Sent 6 million+ text messages
  • Gathered 26,000+ petition signatures

  • Sent 108,000+ emails to corporate leaders and policymakers

SB 202 Restrictions

  • Adds new requirements for absentee voting

  • Limits dropbox availability

  • Reduces early voting hours

  • Creates five new voting crimes

  • Allows for partisan takeovers of local elections boards

Aklima Khondoker

Chief Legal Officer

I work to protect the freedom to vote to uphold the promises that this country has made to children of immigrants, like me. The work I’m proud to help lead ensures that more people can equitably and fairly access the ballot because our rights are realized through our vote. We make sure that our staff, Georgia voters, even local Boards of Elections understand the legal minefield we are in under SB 202, so Georgians can vote without fear and our elections officials can administer elections without incident. I also join my colleagues out in the streets, providing support at polling places on Election Day and traveling to DC to support federal voting rights protections. In every facet of our work, we show our grit, perseverance, and our resolve for a more inclusive and representative democracy.

We immediately launched our Freedom to Vote Campaign, which put pressure on Georgia-based corporations demanding they publicly support voting rights and defund the GOP policymakers who supported SB 202 and other bills like it. We also helped lead the effort demanding Congress pass the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Freedom to Vote Act – federal legislation that would set national voting standards and roll back many of the restrictions in SB 202 and similar laws enacted across the country.