SPLC Lawsuit Against Cobb County Board of Education Redistricting Map
Recently, redistricting has been an important topic of concern, especially for the Cobb County Board of Education. Earlier this year, the Cobb County school board approved a new redistricting map, which is now facing a lawsuit from many different organizations.
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed this lawsuit against the Cobb County Board of Education, alleging the School Board and Legislature used racial demographics to gerrymander the county’s school board districts. Many organizations and individuals claim that the new maps negatively impact the Black and Latinx representation. You can read more about the lawsuit at SPLC, Cobb County Courier, and East Cobb News.
SPLC is bringing this lawsuit on behalf of the New Georgia Project Action Fund, The League of Women Voters of Marietta-Cobb, the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, and individual students and parents in the county. One such plaintiff is Hylah Daly, a recent graduate from Cobb County schools who is standing up for herself and her fellow students who have experienced discrimination from the school board. Learn more about Hylah’s story here.
SPLC is looking to learn more about how the School Board’s policies have impacted Black and Latinx families of Cobb County and want to engage with Cobb residents and organizations interested in supporting the case moving forward. The full lawsuit can be found here.
If you’re interested in sharing your story with SPLC or learning more about the lawsuit, please email Poy Winichakul at poy.winichakul@splcenter.