WITHHOLD THE VOTE was started by Tamara Johnson-Shealey.  Tamara ran as a Democratic Candidate for the Georgia State Senate in 2014, 2016 and 2018 in a majority white and historically Republican district.  With each race, Tamara gained support and was closer to a victory.  Poised to win in 2018, Sally Harrell, another Democrat, used her white privilege in the district against Tamara clinching the 2018 Primary Election.

In the 2018 General Election, Sally made no specific promises to people of color and road the coattail of the widely popular, black Gubernatorial Candidate, Stacey Abrams.  Black people voted in record numbers in Georgia's 2018 General Election and voted down ballot for Democratic Candidates.  Sally clinched the victory in the 2018 General Election with no accountability.

Down but not defeated, Tamara started WITHHOLD THE VOTE to hold elected officials in Georgia accountable to issues that affect people of color and has since found others working to hold their elected official accountable too...  


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