We Still Need the Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 remains necessary to prevent discriminatory voting practices.

The Supreme Court justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in a challenge to part of the Voting Rights Act.

The Supreme Court justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in a challenge to part of the Voting Rights Act.

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The plans for still more voter suppression tactics are already underway. Officials in several covered states, including Georgia, Florida, and Texas, have plans to continue to push photo ID laws or other measures to curtail voting and roll back the hard-fought gains of a free, fair, and accessible democracy. We cannot turn the clock back to the days when unchecked discrimination kept some Americans from the ballot box. Section 5 is our nation's promise that we must continue to uphold.

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