Black Leaders React to Supreme Blow to Voting Rights Act
Judith Browne Dianis, The Advancement Project
"Eleven out of the 15 states covered by Section 5 enacted, or are pursuing, restrictive voting laws this year. And despite the climbing demographic power of voters of color that is often cited to discredit the provision, those turnout numbers were made possible only after the defeat of voter suppression bills challenged under Section 5. Today’s Supreme Court’s decision will make it harder to fight the voter restrictive bills that persist across the nation."