Georgia Democratic primary voters urged to ‘Leave It Blank’ in campaign for Israel-Hamas cease-fire

Anti-war activists protest outside of the White House during a pro-Palestinian demonstration asking for a cease-fire in Gaza in Washington on Nov. 4.

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Early voting is underway for Georgia’s presidential primary — and as Georgians enter the booths, a new coalition is asking Democratic primary voters to not fill in any bubble.

Building off of similar movements in other state primaries, the “Leave It Blank” campaign aims to pressure President Joe Biden for a permanent cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, and to end military aid to Israel.

Biden defeated Donald Trump in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election by just 12,000 votes.

The newly formed Listen to Georgia Coalition includes the Peach State Muslim Coalition, Jewish Voice for Peace Action, the Council on American-Islamic Relations Action and others.

Clara Green, an organizer with JVP Action, and Georgia State Rep. Ruwa Romman joined “Closer Look” to discuss their work with the new coalition and why they’re using the primary to push for a cease-fire.