House Approves Voting Rights Act Reauthorization
On June 13th, the U.S. House passed HR 9, the Voting Rights Reauthorization Act, by the overwhelming margin of 390-33. This act would extend key provisions of the original act that protect against discrimination in voting as well as continue to provide the foundation for the movement for fair representation. As a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, FairVote joins a large number of civil rights organizations, religious groups, labor unions and large corporations in applauding the House vote.
As Senate hearings continue through July 20th, FairVote urges the Senate to move us one step closer to an equally protected right to vote.