WASHINGTON – Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, including thousands of Georgians, released the following statement from Janae Stracke, Vice President of Field Operations, commending the passage of SB 222, legislation that closes the loophole in current election law by ensuring no outside money is being used to fund state elections.
“Despite states passing measures to keep outside funding out of elections, Left-wing groups like the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) continue to attempt to skirt laws and inappropriately influence elections across the country. Most recently, CTCL’s effort to undermine election integrity in DeKalb County revealed the need for new legislation in Georgia that will tighten the bolts and ensure free and fair elections. Georgia’s SB 222 addresses this problem by completely prohibiting local governments and officials from soliciting or accepting donations earmarked for election administration.
As other states look to strengthen their elections, they should use SB 222 as a model for sound policy that will restore the integrity of elections and ensure it is easy to vote and hard to cheat. Heritage Action commends Senator Max Burns and the Georgia General Assembly for quickly responding to the CTCL funding scheme in DeKalb County and passing this legislation to uphold election integrity in Georgia.”