Black Leaders React to Supreme Blow to Voting Rights Act

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  • 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
  • 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

Sen. William "Mo" Cowan (D-Massachusetts)

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court turned back years of progress that our country made to ensure that every single American, regardless of race, sex or where they live, can fairly participate in our democracy. I am extremely disappointed that the Court chose to weaken the Voting Rights Act by striking down such an important section, and I sincerely hope that Congress can come together and move swiftly to rectify this detrimental action."


(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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