The Voting Rights Act is Still Needed

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VOTING RIGHTS INFOGRAPHICS

In 2013, the Supreme Court invalidated a portion of the Voting Rights Act that required some jurisdictions with a history of voter suppression to get pre-clearance from the Justice Department for any material changes to their voting laws.    Since then, voter suppression efforts have accelerated, while Congress has been slow to act on restoring the Justice Department’s authority despite it being passed overwhelmingly in past years.

The Voting Rights Act was originally passed in response to the brutal attack on voting rights marchers in Selma.  It is a tragedy that as we approach the 50th anniversary of that day, we still have to fight for this right.

See The Roberts’ Court’s Shelby County Power Play Could Backfire

No Turning ‘Round: Selma’s Anniversary Call to Advance Voting Rights


 


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