Americans for Democratic Action
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AUGUST 5, 2005
9:24 AM

CONTACT: Americans for Democratic Action
(202) 785-5980

 

Voting Rights are for All Americans

 

WASHINGTON - August 5 - Saturday, August 6, 2005 marks the 40th Anniversary of Congress passing the most successful piece of civil rights legislation in history: the Voting Rights Act.

We anticipate the congressional debate to begin after the August district work period, concerning the renewal of temporary revisions that expire in 2007. Unless Congress votes to renew several key sections of the law, they will expire by 2007. The gains of the last 40 years will be severely compromised if these provisions of the VRA are not protected.

ADAers should urge Congress to Renew and Restore the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965.

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