Black Senior Citizens Ordered Off Early Voting Bus
A group of Black senior citizens in rural #Georgia were ordered to get off a bus that was taking them from their senior center to go vote early in the state’s contentious gubernatorial race, an act organizers described as “live voter suppression.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Black Voters Matter‘s (BVM) bus was preparing to leave a county-operated senior center when the center’s director told them to get off.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund sent a letter to the county on behalf of BVM demanding that officials open an “immediate investigation” into the incident. The NAACP condemned it as “an unacceptable act of voter intimidation” and saying it “potentially violates several laws.”
#StayWoke They don’t know who called the commissioner who called a state senator, but it was someone who was scared by the sight of black people celebrating and preparing to vote.