Black Leaders React to Supreme Blow to Voting Rights Act

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  • 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
  • Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Marc Morial, National Urban League
  • Julian Bond, NAACP Chairman Emeritus
  • Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network

Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

"Today will be remembered as a step backward in the march toward equal rights. We must ensure that this day is just a page in our nation's history, rather than the return to a dark chapter."

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