President Obama on the Voting Rights Act

President Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, calling on Congress to update the law and urging citizens to exercise… read more

President Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, calling on Congress to update the law and urging citizens to exercise the right to vote. The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson August 6, 1965. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Representative John Lewis (D-G) attended, along with other voting rights advocates. close

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President Obama on the Voting Rights Act

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White House Event
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Speech
Location:
South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 07, 2015 | 5:13am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 08, 2015 | 2:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Aug 07, 2015 | 5:13am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 08, 2015 | 2:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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