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Political Rewind: The Coming Eviction Crisis Amid COVID; Voting Rights And Redistricting In Flux
Monday on Political Rewind: Concern about the resurgence of COVID-19 in Georgia is growing as the summer break draws to a close. Schools begin to open this week and businesses are contemplating bringing their workers back to offices, but is the outbreak of the delta variant threatening the return to pre-pandemic ways of life? How is Gov. Brian Kemp responding to the new threat of COVID?
Meanwhile, congressional leaders in Washington, D.C., allowed a federal eviction moratorium to expire over the weekend. A recent U.S. Census Bureau survey estimates between 159,365 and 344,035 Georgians are “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to be evicted due to lack of payment.
Renters now face immediate removal from their homes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, althougn DeKalb County, a judge issued an order temporarily protecting the renters in her county. Our panel looked at the looming crisis.
Dr. Adrienne Jones — Professor of political science and director of pre-law, Morehouse College
Dr. Charles Bullock — Professor of political science, University of Georgia
Leroy Chapman — Managing editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jim Galloway — Former columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution