Ryan Coogler Pens Essay About Filming ‘Black Panther II’ in Georgia Amid Voting Law Backlash

Ryan Coogler Pens Essay About Filming ‘Black Panther II’ in Georgia Amid Voting Law Backlash
Writer, director, and producer Ryan Coogler wants to keep production on “Black Panther II,” expected to begin this July, in Georgia. But recent backlash over the passage of voting law Sb 202 in March has led to Hollywood questioning its relationship in the state, while also leveraging its powers to bring attention to what’s at stake for voters. Coogler has written a new essay, shared with outlets including Shadow and Act, speaking out against the voting law and outlining initiatives to fight back. Read below.

The fight for full enfranchisement is fundamental to the African-American struggle in this country and to this country’s claim to functioning democracy. As an African-American, and as a citizen, I oppose all attempts, explicit and otherwise, to shrink the electorate and reduce access to the ballot. I say this as I return to Georgia, a state that holds a special place in my heart.
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