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Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network Respond to Legislation Introduced Today to the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network applaud the bipartisan group of lawmakers who introduced legislation today that will restore protections in the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by the Supreme Court last year.

The National Action Network (NAN) is relieved to see that the issue of protecting the right to vote has remained a nonpartisan issue and we appreciate the leadership, hard work and commitment of Congressmen Sensenbrenner and Conyers along with Senator Leahy on addressing the vacancy that was created after the Supreme Court decision in June 2013 in the case of Shelby County v. Holder.

While we recognize the effort and progress that has gone into creating this piece of legislation, we do have concerns about some of the provisions that we look forward to working with other civil rights organizations and Congress to build on the progress that has been made thus far to ensure that all voters are protected.

 

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