Leaders Rally for Voting Rights for Today

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

Why It's Important

A recent report from the Brennan Center for Justice shows that 14 states that previously did not have discriminatory laws that have the effect of making it harder for people to register to vote and cast ballots now have such laws. In addition, 83 restrictive bills have been introduced in 29 states. Voting rights advocates fear that if Congress doesn't pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act, more states will take advantage of opportunities to make it harder to vote, which will have a disproportionately adverse affect on people of color.

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