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Voting Rights Act of 1965


The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by ...

Voting Rights | American Civil Liberties Union


In June 2013, in a massive blow to civil rights and democracy, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the current coverage formula of the Voting Rights Act. The ...

Our Documents - Voting Rights Act (1965)


Citation: An act to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States and for other purposes, August 6, 1965; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions ...

The Retreat From Voting Rights - The New York Times


Apr 28, 2016 ... Holder, which weakened Section 5 of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Section 5 required federal pre-approval of changes to voting laws in ...

Voting Section | CRT | Department of Justice


The Voting Section enforces the civil provisions of the federal laws that protect the right to vote, including the Voting Rights Act, the Uniformed and Overseas ...

Voting rights | Issues | Hillary for America - Hillary Clinton


Voting rights. We should be making it easier to vote, not harder. Hillary will: Restore the crucial provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Implement universal ...

VRA for Today | Moving voting rights forward


Mar 17, 2016 ... Nearly a decade ago in July 2006, Congress reauthorized the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) for 25 years, and it did so overwhelmingly ...

Voting Rights | The Website of Congressman John Lewis, Serving ...


Voting rights are under attack in America. Quietly, gradually, state-by-state, the right to vote – a right that many people died to secure – is being taken away.

Voting Rights Act - House Library


America in Congress assembled, That this Act shall be known as the “Voting Rights Act of 1965.” SEC. 2. No voting qualifications or prerequisite to voting, ...

The Voting Rights Act | The White House


“Defending our freedom, though, is not just the job of our military alone. We must all do our part to make sure our God-given rights are protected here at home.

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Voting Rights Act - Black History - HISTORY.com


The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels  ...

Voting Rights


Items 1 - 10 of 66 ... The basis and foundation of our democratic form of government is the right to vote. Voting is one of the most important tools Americans have to ...

Voting Rights & Elections | Brennan Center for Justice


Voting is the foundation of our democracy. The Brennan Center is at the center of the fight to preserve and expand the right to vote for every eligible citizen.