Posted inPolitics, Voting

Lawmakers Begin Redrawing Political Maps With More Majority Black Districts Today

Georgia lawmakers are set to start redrawing the state’s political maps today to create a number of new majority-Black voting districts in conjunction with an Oct. 26 federal district court ruling. But their efforts could eventually be undermined by a more-recent federal appeals court decision barring individual voters and other private parties — including groups […]

Posted inHealth, Reproductive Health

What Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Mean for Black Georgians

The road to an abortion ban would be cleared for the GOP-controlled Georgia assembly if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, state lawmakers say — creating hurdles that would severely affect Black Georgians who are already among the most isolated from quality maternal health care. A leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court […]