Are Your Voting Rights in Peril?

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  • Turning Point
  • Check and Balance
  • More Work to Do
  • The More Things Change
  • Section 5 at Work
  • Obama Weighs In
  • The Cup Half Full
  • The Cup Half Empty
  • Supreme Court
  • What's at Stake
  • In the Beginning
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • The Freedom Summer
  • Bloody Sunday

More Work to Do

In 1970, Congress extended Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for five years and again in 1975 for seven more years. In 1982, lawmakers extended Section 5 for 25 years.

(Photo: AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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