"This generation grew up and came of age in an America that had a robust Voting Rights Act and it is incumbent for people today to defend those rights. This is the cause of this generation," said Francys Johnson, president of the Georgia state NAACP. "We will do what other generations that have come before us have done. We will take America as we find it, still very much a work in progress, and we will work with a sense of what is right and what is just.... If we put our shoulders together, particularly on this bill, but across the civil and human rights sphere, we can make a difference and finish the work in this generation."