For People with bishop Rob Wright

Ga State Voting Legislation with State Senator The Rev. Kim Jackson

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Ga State Voting Legislation with State Senator The Rev. Kim Jackson

About the episode

Welcome to a breaking news special edition of For People with Bishop Rob Wright.

In this episode, Bishop Wright talks with Georgia State Senator Kim Jackson, who is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Atlanta. Their conversation focuses on recently passed state legislation that made big changes to Georgia’s voting laws. Changes that drew applause from some and anger from others.

Given the age of information overload and fake news we live in, they search for what is really at the heart of these new laws. Their discussion includes a controversial provision prohibiting water and food being handed out to voters – something people of faith struggle with given the biblical significance of giving people water in Jesus’ name being a Godly act.

Bishop Wright and Senator Jackson also discuss other aspects of Georgia’s new election law and how they impact access to voting in this special edition of For People. Listen in for the full conversation.

Links to learn more shared by Senator Kim Jackson during the episode.

  • Fair Fight – Democracy works best when we put in place the guardrails that ensure every American has an equal opportunity to make their voice heard and be fairly represented.
  • Read the new election law discussed in the podcast.