As we celebrate the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we have to urge Congress to restore the VRA in its entirety. Whether it means restoring voting rights to those who have been incarcerated, or expanding access to our democracy through automatic voter registration, we must do all that we can to build and maintain a representative electorate. Our democracy works best when more people – not a select few – are able to participate. Congress was able to pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965 on a strong, bipartisan basis – we urge lawmakers of today to follow that example and restore voting rights in our democracy.”
To read the full article by The Leadership Conference via Civil & Human Rights Coalition click here.