Hip Hop Caucus Releases Statement on Atlanta’s Restrictive Verification Requirements for Cop City Referendum

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council’s decision to use signature matching to verify referendum signatures for Cop City is a Jim Crow style, segregationist voter suppression tactic that is overwhelmingly discriminatory against Black voters and other voters of color, older voters, first-time voters, returning citizen voters, and voters with disabilities. The people of Atlanta should decide fair and square if they truly want Cop City. 

Hip Hop Caucus calls on the city of Atlanta to consider actions that will restore trust from the voters of Atlanta by accepting the good faith collected signatures immediately and allowing the call of a November 7 citywide election to proceed accordingly. Democracy delayed is democracy denied.    

Hip Hop Caucus will continue to stand in solidarity with voters and efforts to make their voices heard about Cop City.