On Thursday, August 6, 2015 I stood In the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with President Barack Obama, Congressman John Lewis, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. I was in a line of legends to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The President Obama sent a very clear message: We must “Reaffirm our commitment to one of the most fundamental sacred rights of any democracy; that is the right to vote.”
Click here to let Congress know we want the Voting Rights Act restored.
The Supreme Court recently gutted the historic voting Rights Act of its teeth and power, unleashing a fury of voter suppression, especially in the South. Now is the time to bring the fight for Voting Rights back into the present.
“The opponents to free and fair access to the voting booths have neither retreated nor rescinded.” –U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. It is important that the 50 year commemoration was not only a day of celebration and reflection but a reminder that significant and systemic barriers to voters of color casting their ballots.
It is time for Congress to take action! The Voting Rights Act must be restored!
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If you missed the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Commemoration event you can watch it here.