The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) recognizes that protecting democracy includes doing work in between national elections. Republican state legislatures across the country have introduced more than 250 pieces of legislation restricting voting access tens of millions of voters. The Georgia bills, HB 531 and SB 241 would end no-excuse absentee voting, limit early voting hours, restrict drop-boxes for mail ballots, and curtail early voting on Sundays (a key day for Black voters). To support our ongoing efforts to protect democracy, ASBC is currently working in Georgia to ensure voter access for all and specifically working to:
- Ensure that early voting rules stand
- Ensure that ballot boxes are made permanent
- Ensure that no excuse absentee rules are made permanent
Strong leadership is needed to ensure a fair and free democracy, and ASBC strongly supports all business leaders who are dedicated to breaking down the barriers that exist for voters across the nation.