Leaders Rally for Voting Rights for Today

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  • Francys Johnson
  • James Clyburn
  • Bobby Scott
  • Janaye Ingram
  • Nicole Austin-Hillery
  • Wade Henderson
  • Voting Rights Amendment Act Rally
  • Steny Hoyer
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Sherrilyn Ifill
  • Lorraine Miller
  • Earl Cunningham
  • Steve Cohen

Rep. Bobby Scott

"People say [the original Voting Rights Act's requirement to get federal approval to change voting laws] is unfair to those jurisdictions that are covered. But the covered jurisdictions were covered the old-fashioned way: they earned it. They earned it with the poll taxes and the literacy tests and the chronically low voter participation. They earned that coverage with multiple violations of voting rights and that's why it's so vital to [pass the amendment]," said Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia).

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