Rep. Johnson Supports Legal Challenges Filed by Citizens of Georgia Harmed by Voting Rights Act Violations
The Lawsuits Allege Congressional Districts Violate the Voting Rights Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, groups of citizens in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana are suing their states over congressional districts that violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The litigation in these states is being supported by the National Redistricting Foundation (NRF), a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). The lawsuits seek valid congressional maps that unite African Americans to form an additional majority-minority congressional district in each state thereby allowing African Americans an equal opportunity in each state to elect their candidates of choice. Congressman Johnson released the following statement in support of the lawsuit in Georgia.
“African Americans in Georgia – and all minorities – must have an equal opportunity to elect their candidates of choice. It is high time we move past the dilution of African-American voting power in Georgia and ensure equal voting rights for all. I am proud to support this lawsuit to bring to life the rights provided by Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.”