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TELL CONGRESS: Repair the Voting Rights Act

   

More than three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Since then, states and localities have used every tool available to make voting harder. Without Congressional action to repair the VRA, 2016 will mark the first presidential election in 50 years without its full protections. Throughout the 2016 primaries we saw voters face a variety of obstacles from reduced polling places to long lines to removal of registered voters from the rolls, and these challengers are just a canary in the coalmine for what’s to come in November without the VRA’s protections.

It’s time for Congress to take action to protect voters. Add your voice to that of League supporters from around the country and urge Congress to modernize and repair the VRA.

The Voting Rights Advancement Act was introduced to address the voting discrimination unleashed in the wake of the Shelby County v. Holder decision. Yet the legislation is being held up on both sides of Congress.

It is an unfortunate fact that discrimination in voting against racial, ethnic and language minorities continues in America.  This should be unacceptable in the greatest democracy in the world. It’s time we all call on our Senators and Representatives to take action and end voting discrimination in this country.



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