Vishal Agraharkar

On Voting Rights Act's 50th Anniversary, Congress Must Restore Key Protections

Today, August 6, marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the nation’s most effective piece of civil rights legislation. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was critical to ending the harshest forms of voting discrimination of the Jim Crow era, and resulted in enormous gains in black voter registration and political representation, particularly in the South.  

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