Hundreds of League members from around the country will be lobbying their U.S. Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill to advocate for the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA).
“This decision sends a dangerous signal to voters across the country, one the League is prepared to fight at every opportunity,” said President MacNamara.
“Voters should not have to face an obstacle course to vote. The decision by EAC Executive Director Brian Newby is simply contrary to federal law and we expect it to be overturned,” said President MacNamara.
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law, calling the day ''a triumph for freedom." The VRA was an historic achievement that changed America.
“The Voting Rights Act (VRA) is one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history,” said President MacNamara.
Arguments began on a lawsuit that will determine if the North Carolina legislature discriminated in passing the country's most restrictive voting law, and if the changes to voter registration and early voting violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.
Fifty years ago, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA), ensuring that every American citizen had equal access to the vote. But two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key provision leading to an attack on voting rights. Tell Congress it’s time to restore the VRA!
“We are very pleased that new legislation has been introduced but there is so much more work to be done with the 2016 elections are quickly approaching,” said President MacNamara.
The League of Women Voters of North Carolina is challenging the state's voter photo ID requirement in state court under the North Carolina state constitution.
This week, the Mission of the United States to the United Nations commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.