These Georgians can’t vote on Tuesday. But they’re mobilizing by the thousands.
“Do you want to register to vote, or do you want to waive your right to vote?”
This fall, after serving 26 years in Georgia state prison, Kareemah Hanifa pondered this question as she completed the paperwork to get her driver’s license. Like many Americans, she works a full-time job and pays her fair share in taxes. But she differs from other taxpayers in one important way: While she did not want to waive her right to vote, she knew she had no choice. And she’s not alone.
IMAN Atlanta’s community organizer, Kareemah Hanifa has been leading the charge for our campaign “No Taxation Without Representation”, a movement change the Georgia law that prohibits citizens who are on parole or probation from exercising their right to vote.
Check out the Facing South article to find out how thousands in Georgia are mobilizing to end this voter suppression.