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June 25, 2017

In A Democracy, No One Should Ever Question This Basic Right

It’s time to restore full power to the Voting Rights Act

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, a devastating ruling that immobilized a part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) that was one of the most effective tools for protecting voters and strengthening our political process.

As a result, far too many state and local jurisdictions have unabashedly considered and passed racially discriminatory voting laws; wasted millions of dollars defending them; and cost millions of disproportionately black and Latino Americans their most basic right in our democracy: The right to vote.

Full Article: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/civil-rights/339404-its-time-to-restore-full-power-to-the-voting-rights-act

And the wolves are circling still:

John Roberts Gutted the Voting Rights Act. Jeff Sessions is Poised to Finish It Off.
Advocates consider how much worse it can get.

Full Article: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/11/voting-rights-act-whats-to-come-jeff-sessions-trump/

And Remember:

Welcome to the First Presidential Election Since Voting Rights Act Gutted
America will vote for president in a country where it's easier to buy a gun than vote in many states

Full Article: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/welcome-to-the-first-presidential-election-since-voting-rights-act-gutted-20160623

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