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NAACP Claims Voting Machines Change Votes for Abrams to Kemp

On Wednesday, the NAACP in Georgia filed a complaint against the Secretary of State’s office for voter suppression tactics regarding voting machine malfunctions across the state. Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp is currently Georgia’s Secretary of State presiding over the 2018 election. This is the second voter suppression complaint to surface against the Secretary of […]

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Major Voter Suppression Efforts Surface in Georgia

As early voting kicks off, allegations of voter suppression are rising out of Georgia as voters choose between former-state house Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the tight race for governor. As Secretary of State, Kemp is responsible for crafting and carrying out voting policies in the state.

Politics

Voters Are Choosing Progressive Women of Color

Last week, near the end of a primary season marked by an unprecedented numbers of victories for progressive women of color, Ayanna Pressley won the Democratic primary for the 7th district of Massachusetts, unseating ten term incumbent Rep. Mike Capuano.

LGBTQ

Supreme Court Reverses Alabama Ruling Against Gay Adoption

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that every state must recognize the parental rights of same-sex parents who legally adopt a child. The decision reverses an Alabama Supreme Court decision that refused to recognize the parental rights of a lesbian mother who adopted three children in Georgia in 2007.

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Georgia Governor Bypasses Legislature to Pass Restrictive Abortion Ban

Georgia Governor and anti-choice advocate, Nathanial Deal (R), has found a way to circumvent state legislators in order to pass an abortion insurance coverage ban for state employees. The Department of Community Health voted 5 to 3 (with one abstaining vote) on Thursday to pass the statewide ban for all672,000 state health insurance plan members and dependents. The new policy bans abortion in all cases except for when the life of the mother is in jeopardy. Georgia is the eight state to pass such legislation.