Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act

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And Why the Whole World is Watching

When he signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, President Lyndon Johnson said:

This act flows from a clear and simple wrong. . . . Millions of Americans are denied the right to vote because of their color.  This law will ensure them the right to vote.  The wrong is one which no American, in his heart, can justify.  The right is one which no American, true to our principles, can deny.

Our friends over at the Alliance for Justice published this great primer on how the Voting Rights Act works, how it has helped, why it isn’t enough, and why the whole world is watching how the US Supreme Court will rule.

Read the entire, original article here.