Black Leaders React to Supreme Blow to Voting Rights Act

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  • President Obama
  • Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Marc Morial, National Urban League
  • Julian Bond, NAACP Chairman Emeritus
  • Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network
  • Wade Henderson, Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Ben Jealous, NAACP
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Judith Browne Dianis, The Advancement Project
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
  • Sen. William "Mo" Cowan (D-Massachusetts)
  • A Sad Day for Civil Rights

Marc Morial, National Urban League

"I'm more than disappointed. The Supreme Court has retrenched. …We will be watching very carefully to see how states react to this, whether there's going to be a rush to introduce voter suppression legislation anew given the Supreme Court's decision."

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