Black Leaders React to Supreme Blow to Voting Rights Act

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  • 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
  • President Obama

Julian Bond, NAACP Chairman Emeritus

"I think the chances [Congress will agree on a new formula] are slim and none. This is a dysfunctional Congress. This is something that's got to be left up to the people of the U.S. who've got to find ways to tell the Congress right now as often and as loudly as they can that we want this fixed, we want protections for people who want to register and vote and we want them now."

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