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Proll and Voting Advocates Hail VRA Message at the Academy Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The International Business Times quotes LDF Director of  the Washington D.C. Office Leslie Proll in an article highlighting singer John Legend's Oscar accepttance speech addressing voting rights during the Academy Awards ceremony on February 22, 2015: 

 “The key provision has been missing for 20 months now… Municipalities have been free to implement changes that are discriminatory and, in some cases, have been,” said Leslie Proll, director of the Washington office of NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Even before the Supreme Court’s decision, many voting rights advocates saw a surge of laws establishing photo identification requirements to cast ballots in the 2012 election. Such laws are a patchwork in the U.S., but more restrictive ID requirements in states including Wisconsin, Ohio and North Carolina have been seen to disproportionately impact minority voters, Proll said.

Read the full article here.