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File #: 21-0038R    Version: 0 Name: Banning Contracts with Georgia Due to Voter Suppression
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/5/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 4/5/2021
Enactment #:
Title: Banning Contracts with Georgia Due to Voter Suppression For the purpose of urging the Mayor and Board of Estimates to refuse to permit municipal officials to travel to the State of Georgia on City business and to refuse to contract with the State of Georgia or businesses based in Georgia until Georgia’s newly-enacted voter suppression law is repealed.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., President Nicholas J. Mosby, Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, Phylicia Porter, Odette Ramos, Antonio Glover, Kristerfer Burnett, James Torrence
Indexes: Banning, Contracts
Attachments: 1. 21-0038R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Banning Contracts with Georgia Due to Voter Suppression
For the purpose of urging the Mayor and Board of Estimates to refuse to permit municipal officials to travel to the State of Georgia on City business and to refuse to contract with the State of Georgia or businesses based in Georgia until Georgia’s newly-enacted voter suppression law is repealed.
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Whereas, The right to vote is fundamental to the function of healthy democracy;

Whereas, Members of minority groups, in particular African Americans, have historically been the target of legislation meant to deprive them of the free and fair exercise their right to vote;

Whereas, In 2020, unprecedented numbers of Georgians, especially African Americans, turned out to vote in general and special elections;

Whereas, Georgians elected Joe Biden to the Presidency of the United States and Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof to the United States Senate - President Biden, Senator Warnock, and Senator Ossof are all members of the Democratic Party;

Whereas, Following these elections, prominent members of the Republican Party from Georgia and elsewhere, including former President Donald Trump, persistently made baseless, wholly unsubstantiated claims that the election results were illegitimate and the result of pervasive fraud;

WHEREAS, Georgia’s Republican-led legislature pas...

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