Voting Rights Act
Civil rights leaders and members of Congress talked about voting rights and the Supreme Court ruling from earlier in the year that struck… read more
Civil rights leaders and members of Congress talked about voting rights and the Supreme Court ruling from earlier in the year that struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on determining which states and districts must receive approval from the Justice Department before changing their voting laws. The panelists were unified in believing that the ruling’s effects on voter suppression, and the need for a constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to vote to everyone. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Jesse Jackson Founder and President Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
- Sheila Jackson Lee U.S. Representative [D] Texas
- Henry "Hank" C. Johnson Jr. U.S. Representative [D] Georgia
- Janice L. Mathis Vice President Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
- Hilary O. Shelton Senior Vice President Washington
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