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Congress to Protect Voting Rights by ACLU

Why there’s even more pressure on Congress to protect voting rights

Pressure mounts for Congress to pass federal voting rights legislation amid a Supreme Court voting rights ruling, federal ligation against states election-law changes and calls from the White House.

Voters of color continue to be impacted by discriminatory election practices intended to diminish their voting power. In 2020, we witnessed even more attempts to disenfranchise Black and Brown voters through attacks on vote by mail, cuts to early voting periods, and unnecessary identification requirements. And, in the wake of record levels of turnout last year, we are now seeing proposals in many states seeking to cut back on voter access.

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would begin to root out voting barriers that discriminate against voters of color. Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can cast their ballot freely and fairly.

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