April 2, 2021
What's On Our Mind ...
Voting Rights and Coca-Cola

Georgia has just passed an egregious voter suppression bill that's sole purpose is to prevent Black Georgians from voting.

Black voters turned out in large numbers and helped hand Joe Biden the White House, while also giving Georgia two new Democratic Senators. In Georgia, Biden’s winning numbers came from the four largest counties -- all in the Atlanta metro area with large Black populations.

The GOP understands that their success in elections depends on Democratic voters staying home. They particularly want Black voters to stay home.

Georgia is home to more FORTUNE 500 companies than any another state. Companies need to hear from us, their consumers. These companies should use their leverage from the revenue they generate for the state to urge changes in the voting law. They should also stop all contributions to any candidate that stands in the way of a person’s right to vote.

Click here for ways you can get involved in fighting voter suppression in Georgia.

Upcoming Events
Special Event for Current Members Only
Conversation with JAC Member & Superhero
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Senior Chief Deputy Whip, House Energy & Commerce Committee
Tuesday, April 6
5:00 pm ET | 4:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm PT
Israel Elections and Beyond:
A Conversation with Aviv Ezra
Consul General of Israel to the Midwest
Friday, April 16
12:00 pm ET| 11:00 am CT | 9:00 am PT
Special Event for Current Members Only
Conversation with
Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA)
House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Agriculture Committee
Monday, April 26
4:30 pm ET | 3:30 pm CT | 1:30 pm PT
Instagram of the Week
April 1, 2021 - Today, the race for IA-02 finally ended. Unfortunately, JAC supported candidate Rita Hart lost this race by 6 votes. The difference between electing a JAC friend and electing someone who will vote against our values and our democracy came down to 6 votes. This is the most narrow margin of victory in an election since 1984. 2022 is right around the corner and we have to work hard to ensure JAC candidates don’t have to worry about slim margins to win. Every vote matters. every vote counts. #Vote #ElectionsMatter #IA02

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The Supreme Court agreed to hear its first abortion case with its 6-3 conservative majority. The best way to protect abortion rights now is to end the Hyde Amendment, which cuts off access to abortion for low-income women. A new report details a massive wave of state legislative attempts to restrict abortion in 2021.
Dozens of LGBTQ students at Christian colleges are suing the U.S. Department of Education, hoping to pressure negotiations on the Equality Act. Three GOP governors signed laws targeting trans youth in sports in the last three weeks. A bill to repeal a ban in Alabama on yoga in public schools is facing pushback from Conservative groups because they fear yoga will promote Hinduism.
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Democratic candidate for IA-02, Rita Hart, dropped her election contest after losing by six votes. Facebook is disputing claims that it fuels political polarization and extremism. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has a new plan to circumvent the filibuster and pass legislation with 51 votes, enabling Democrats to pass legislation on voting rights, gun safety, and other issues that the GOP opposes.
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The Last Word
"We must act or we’ll keep seeing these bloody massacres and witness more and more bodies pile up.”
— Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on the Orange County Shooting
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