WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement after Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the U.S. Department of Justice is suing Georgia over the voting restrictions enacted in SB 202, claiming the bill is intended to make voting more difficult, specifically for Black Georgians:
“The Department of Justice’s lawsuit confirms what Georgians have known since March: SB 202 is a voter suppression bill that attempts to silence minority communities,” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “After record-breaking turnout at the voting booths, Republican members of the Georgia legislature changed the rules because they lost an election. I thank Attorney General Garland for reaffirming that any effort to suppress the vote will be met with swift and decisive action. This lawsuit follows the Senate’s failure to advance the For The People Act earlier this week, making it clear that our fight to protect the sacred right to vote is far from over.”
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.