The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and SPLC Action Fund (SPLC Action) submitted written testimony to Georgia’s Senate Ethics Committee to “express in the strongest possible terms our opposition to (i) various provisions in House Bill (“H.B.”) 531,1 (ii) the timing of this bill on the heels of ever-growing participation by Georgians in elections, and (iii) the Senate’s process for consideration of this bill.

“We are deeply concerned the enactment of H.B. 531 will create unnecessary barriers and burdens on voters that disproportionately impact the voting rights of people of color, the elderly, people with disabilities, low-income people, rural residents, and students and may violate federal laws, including the First, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For these and those detailed below, we urge you to vote no on H.B. 531 and not move it forward to the Senate Rules Committee.”

Read the full testimony here.