Statement by Elisabeth MacNamara, President of the League of Women Voters of the United States:

Washington, D.C. - "The League of Women Voters is pleased with today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that they are filing suit against the Texas voter photo ID law. Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder earlier this summer, we’ve seen an all-out attack on voting rights across the country. The League will continue to pursue all avenues to fight for voters’ rights, but we also need strong action by Congress to repair and restore the Voting Rights Act protections that have helped us prevent racial and language discrimination in our elections for decades."

Contact: Kelly Ceballos, kceballos@lwv.org, 202-263-1331

Read more about the League's work defending the Voting Rights Act.

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