Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama Congressional Democrats file legislation to update the Voting Rights Act

Jun 25, 2015
In The News

With the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 approaching later this summer, congressional Democrats filed legislation Wednesday to update and fix the landmark law they believe was gutted by the Supreme Court two years ago.

In 2013, the high court's ruling in Shelby County, Alabama vs Holder outlawed a key part of the law, a requirement that certain states with a history of racial discrimination at the polls "preclear" any changes to voting laws with the federal government before implementing them.

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