Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

BISHOP DISTURBED BY ATTACK ON VOTING RIGHTS

Mar 26, 2021
Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the voter suppression law passed yesterday by the Georgia State Legislature and signed by Governor Brian Kemp:

“I am deeply disturbed by the voter suppression legislation that became law in Georgia yesterday. It should not be difficult to exercise your most basic right and civic duty—to vote. This is the most blatant and pervasive attempt at disenfranchising voters since the days of Jim Crow prior to enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Clearly, this is an attempt to turn back the clock and return to a sordid time in our nation’s history when voting and participation in our government was denied for large sectors of our population. As John Lewis would say, ‘it is not right, it is not fair, and it is not just.’ This law undermines our democracy.”