JaTaune Bosby, executive director, said:
"Today's passage of new district maps for Alabama has been a disappointment from start to finish – from a lack of accessibility during the public hearings in September, to the failure of legislators to rely on experts who could help advise them on drawing constitutional and VRA-compliant districts, to the lack of transparency during the special session where legislators were voting on maps they hadn't even seen before. This elected body had an opportunity to address the historic injustices that have led to decades of diluting Black voting power, and instead chose a path where they sought to use race to maintain power.
Alabamians must not let them rest easy though. Regular session will start in January, and those of us who want to see a future for this state that does not uphold white supremacy must come together and insist that legislators represent the best interests of the people of Alabama."