June 25, 2013 (New York, NY) "This is a devastating blow to Americans, particuarly African-Americans, who are now at the mercy of state governments. Given last year's attempts by states to change voting rules, it is absurd to say that we do not need these protections. National Action Network and I will mobilize nationwide to put the pressure on Congress to come with stricter voter protection laws.
The National Action to Realize the Dream march that I announced yesterday with Dr. King's son and daughter in Washington for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, will now be centered around the protection and restoring of voter protection. This ruling has in effect revoked one of Dr. King's greatest achievements, the teeth of the Voting Rights Acts."
Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network and MSNBC Host.