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LDF Director-Counsel Explains that Section 5 of the VRA Remains Vital Today

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sherrilyn Ifill, LDF's Director-Counsel, appears on PBS NewsHour with host Judy Woodruff, and explains that Section 5, the "preclearance" section and heart of the Voting Rights Act, remains vital today. Section 5 protects the rights of voters of color who live in places with the worst and most persistent history of voting discrimination. While this nation has made substantial progress – largely because of Section 5 – racial discrimination is far from obsolete.