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The Voting Rights Act’s work isn’t Finished

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Washington Post editorial, "The Voting Rights Act's work isn't finished," lauds the Act as "one of this country's foremost accomplishments."  The editorial also recognizes that the VRA's objective -- to "stamp out the varied and shifting strategies local officials used to prevent African Americans from voting" -- includes blocking continued efforts by officials to dilute minority voting strength. It is, as LDF's brief contends, "new poison in old bottles." 

Read the editorial here in The Washington Post.