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“Section 5 has helped transform American democracy from a restricted, segregated past to one of remarkable inclusion,” said MacNamara. “The enormity of this threat cannot be overstated. The importance of the outcome of this case cannot be overstated."
This week the League of Women Voters Education Fund, together with the Inter-American Dialogue, and the International Association of Women Judges, is sponsoring a conference entitled “Women and the Rule of Law: The View from the Americas.”
In conjunction with many of our national partners, the League is participating in a rally at the Supreme Court on February 27, starting with a press briefing at 8:30 am and the rally running from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you’re in the DC area, please join us for the rally!
On Wednesday, February 27th, the Supreme Court will review Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, a case that questions the constitutionality of Section 5 the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, the landmark legislation that outlawed discriminatory voting practices.