USA Today: House Democrats push for voting rights bill
WASHINGTON — House Democrats warned Tuesday that unless Congress updates the Voting Rights Act, Americans could find their access to the ballot box unfairly restricted when they vote for the next president a year from now.
“If one American is denied the right to vote, it is an assault on all Americans (and the) integrity of the electoral process,” said Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala.
House Democratic leaders on Tuesday announced a national campaign to pressure Republican leaders to hold a hearing or schedule a vote on a bill that would restore the federal government’s ability to screen voting procedures for discriminatory impact, before Election Day arrives. Sewell is a lead sponsor of the legislation.
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