On May 18 Skidaway Democrats welcomed Saira Draper, Director of Voter Protection at the Democratic Party of Georgia, for a special ZOOM presentation.
Saira joined us to discuss SB 202 — Georgia’s notorious new voter suppression law that constitutes an attack on the fundamental fairness of Georgia’s election — from the perspective of state-level party leadership. Saira explained the manifold implications of the new law, enumerated the lawsuits and Federal legislation that seek to reverse Georgia’s re-embrace of Jim Crow, and outlined steps that we can take at the local level to mitigate the intended harmful effects of SB 202.
You can view the video of the meeting here:
Sairah Draper, Director of Voter Protection
Saira earned her BS in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology, then her JD at Georgetown University Law Center after a stint in the Peace Corps. She entered her present position with DPG in December 2019 following time as Senior Staff Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she served as class counsel in a federal lawsuit challenging the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s family reunification processes and policy of sharing information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.