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Atlanta Mayor Signs Order Against Georgia Voting Law

The mayor issued an executive order aimed at expanding access to voting.
Posted at 12:23 PM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 14:23:26-04

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order aimed at expanding access to voting and lessening the impact of Georgia's new voting laws.

The mayor says she wants to ensure everyone in Atlanta is able to vote.

Corporations, civil rights groups and Democratic leaders have spoken out against Georgia's new laws, which limit the amount of time people have to request absentee ballots and imposes new ID requirements among other things.

President Biden says it's reassuring to see CEOs taking a stand against what he called the "Jim Crow laws" in Georgia.

"It is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are," he said.


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