This will be a peaceful protest by students, for students.
Why the need to protest this you ask?
To be clear, Governor-elect Brian Kemp, in his previous position as the Secretary of the State of Georgia, was responsible for ensuring fair and accessible elections for all Georgians, regardless of race, class, or creed.
However, Kemp’s office has placed 53,000 voter IDs, up to 70% of which are African-American voter ID’s, on a “pending” status due to the implementation of “exact-match” laws in our state, a tactic used to suppress the votes of African-Americans. This, along with many other voter suppression tactics over the past decade, such as cancelling voter IDs when a voter moves, or closing polling locations in majority-minority districts, are how Kemp’s office has been changing the electorate of Georgia to suit their needs.
This protest is not to cause a ruckus or endanger anyone, nor is it about Democrats or Republicans.
It is a way for us students to voice our concerns and make a stand for the sake of American Democracy in our state, because we’re tired of old people making decisions that affect our lives, without us.
Please come out if you feel the same way, and please share this event and invite your friends.