Black Leaders React to Supreme Blow to Voting Rights Act

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  • 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
  • Attorney General Eric Holder

Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network


“This is a devastating blow to those of us that need that protection, especially given the voter suppression schemes that we saw in 2012. …They just canceled the dream and the children of the dream are not going to sit by and allow that to happen.” 

(Photo: Thomas Roberts via MSNBC)

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