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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

No time like the present. Get moving on the VRAA

No Time Like the Present. Get Moving on the VRAA!

Take Action Now:

Take Action Now: The bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act (HR 3899/S. 1945) was introduced 6 months ago, and there has been very little action since. Urge U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (202-225-5431) to hold a hearing and a “mark up” on the Voting Rights Amendment Act right away. Congress must not wait any longer to protect voters

Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

On January 16, 2014, Congress took an important step forward by introducing the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA -- HR 3899/S. 1945) in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

A VRA for Today

The important protections of the Voting Rights Act cannot wait. The purpose of the VRAA is to address the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder by offering a modern, flexible, and forward-looking set of protections that work together to ensure an effective response to racial discrimination in voting in every part of the country.

Every day that Congress fails to act on the VRAA leaves voters vulnerable discrimination in voting. There is no time to waste.

The risks are too great for voters; and for the most fundamental right in our democracy. We’re calling on the House Judiciary Committee to make this bill a priority and to move it forward without further delay. Now is the time for a hearing, a “mark up,” and the congressional process to get underway. Now is the time to act.

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