Georgia is only one of five states in the nation with no public accommodations protections on the books. It’s long past time that we affirm that we will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Our state is also in dire need of election reforms. Gerrymandering is more prevalent than ever and, for minorities and low-income Georgians, it’s getting harder to vote, not easier. The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, and access to the ballot box should not be determined by the color of your skin, the area you live in, or how wealthy you are.