FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Kelly Ceballos

www.lwv.org                                                                            202-263-1331

November 9, 2012                                                                  kceballos@lwv.org

 

Supreme Court Set to Review Voting Rights Act

Statement by Elisabeth MacNamara, National President of the League of Women Voters

 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court decided to review the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act.  In a week when American democracy was on display for all the world, this action by the Court is a huge step in the wrong direction. 

The Voting Rights Act is an essential part of American democracy.  The thought that the Supreme Court might overrule Congress and take away voting rights should send a chill down the spine of every American.

The Voting Rights Act ensures that every American has an equal right to vote.  With the problems in our election system exposed once again this week, the Supreme Court should be enforcing voting rights, not taking them away.

Contact Kelly Ceballos at kceballos@lwv.org to find out more or to schedule an interview.

###

Like” the League on Facebook.   Follow us on Twitter: @LWV.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  VOTE411.org is the place to go for the election information you need.