The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Is Joining A Lawsuit Against the State of Georgia For Passing A Bill to Restrict Voting
Georgia Cannot Be the Model for Other States to Follow, SCLC President Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. Says
ATLANTA – Hoping to discourage states from following Georgia which has taken extreme steps to suppress voting, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) announced today that it is joining a lawsuit against the Southern state for passing Senate Bill 202, which aims to prevent many Black and historically disenfranchised citizens from voting.
With the lawsuit, the SCLC, co-founded and first led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., joins the litigation filed by The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, The Southern Poverty Law Center, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The African Methodist Episcopal Church and others. Georgia is one of 14 states that have taken actions to make it
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