Tomorrow the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Shelby County v. Holder, a challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires all or parts of 16 “covered” states with long histories and contemporary records of voting discrimination to seek approval from the federal government for voting changes. The court is questioning whether Section 5 remains a necessary remedy for ongoing discrimination.
The battle over voting rights and the battle for a fair democracy that works for all of us, are one in the same. This is a fight to decide who has control in this country — wealthy special interests or regular people.
Show your support for the Voting Rights Act on the day that the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral argument in Shelby County v. Holder.
Join the Rally to Protect the Voting Rights Act at 9 a.m. February 27 on the steps in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building, 1 First Street NE, Washington, D.C., 20543.
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And this past Sunday, civil rights pioneer and Congressman from Georgia John Lewis wrote a must read op-ed in the Washington Post: "Why we still need the Voting Rights Act." Be sure to check it out here.