Voting Rights

Voting Rights Advancement Act
Voter registration
Voter suppression
Voter ID

Voter suppression is real

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The 1965 Voting Rights Act banned discriminatory practices like literacy tests, poll taxes, intimidation, threats and violence. It extended voting protections to millions of racial, ethnic, and language minority citizens, removing barriers to political participation.
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In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in its Shelby v. Holder ruling.
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By April 2018, at least 24 states had introduced or carried over 70 bills restricting voting access.
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As voter suppression efforts continue through measures, for example, to deter students from voting or limit absentee voting, the need for protections persists.
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The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 requires states and localities with a history of voter discrimination to get approval from the Department of Justice before changing election laws.

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Bills in Congress

A bill to update the Voting Rights Act, first passed in 1965.

A bill to update the Voting Rights Act, first passed in 1965.

A bill to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.

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