voting rights amendment act
March 13, 2019 -
In response to Republican voter suppression efforts in the states, congressional Democrats want to restore the Supreme Court-stricken Voting Rights Act provision that required federal preclearance of election changes in places with a history of voter discrimination. Here's how they're proposing to do that and the places that would be covered.
August 12, 2016 -
With recent court rulings finding that voter discrimination is a real and present danger, voting rights advocates are pressing the case for hearings on legislation to restore the preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act.
February 25, 2016 -
This week a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal on the Alabama protest marchers who helped win passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But there's little bipartisan unity on restoring provisions of the law gutted by the Supreme Court, and some marchers are speaking out about it.
July 16, 2015 -
In the wake of the Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act, a push is on for federal legislation to restore key provisions of the landmark civil rights law.