The Fight For Voting Rights, 50 Years Later

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As this day marks the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington, the New York Times editorializes on how the fight for voting rights continues.

Despite vast progress, the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the Voting Rights Act only opens the door to more struggles in the states.

“As the marchers who converged on Washington 50 years ago understood, it will take a people’s movement to beat back state laws that disenfranchise the most vulnerable Americans. Congress and the courts heard the voice of the people then; it is up to this generation to make sure they hear it now.”