Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) submitted testimony in the Connecticut General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee in support of the Connecticut Voting Rights Act (S.B. 820). If the Connecticut Voting Rights Act (CTVRA) becomes law, Connecticut will become a national leader in protecting the right to vote for communities of color and other voters. The CTVRA presents an important opportunity for Connecticut to build on the success of state VRAs in California, Washington, and Oregon, and emulate current efforts in New York and Virginia, by establishing comprehensive state-level protections against racial discrimination in voting. 

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