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In Roll Call, Leslie Proll Challenges Senate Judiciary Committee Chair's Views on Voting Rights Act

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Honor Selma by Restoring the Voting Rights Act

"Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, was simply wrong when he recently suggested the Voting Rights Act should not be updated because “more minorities are already voting.” His statement asserts a novel and misguided test for determining the necessity of the Voting Rights Act. It also ignores the abundant evidence of ongoing racial discrimination in voting that makes congressional action to restore the Voting Rights Act essential."

Read Leslie Proll's full commentary here.