Why we need the Voting Rights Act

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Author(s) Eddie Bernice Johnson
Source USA Today
Date March 7, 2013
URL http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/03/07/voting-rights-act-supreme-court-column/1963269/
Quotes-start.png On the day known to all as Bloody Sunday, some 600 unarmed civil rights leaders marched across the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama; they were met by state troopers with nightsticks and tear gas. Gutting the Voting Rights Act is disrespectful to all civil rights leaders who were brutalized while fighting these injustices. Dishonoring the work of these brave men and women is akin to trampling on the graves of those who gave their lives for our rights. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Supreme Court should strike down section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on the topic Shelby County v. Holder.