Church leaders protest Georgia voting law and seek federal oversight
Deborah Wood sits on a camping chair while waiting in line to cast a ballot at the Shorty Howell Park Activity Building in Duluth, Georgia, on the last day of early voting on Oct. 30, 2020. - HYOSUB SHIN/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS

ATLANTA — Religious leaders rallied Tuesday at the Georgia Capitol against laws that they say weaken voting rights, promising to protest companies that fail to take a stand and pressure Congress to pass voter protections. The faith leaders, representing over 1,000 churches, said they will use Georgia’s new voting law to show the need for a bill pending in the U.S. Senate that would restore federal oversight. They plan to meet with a dozen senators in Washington next week to seek their support. “Our democracy is at risk,” said Bishop Reginald Jackson of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, w...