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National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) of a hearing in his committee on the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.

“One year ago, the Supreme Court dealt a crushing blow to voting rights by removing important protections for voters who had suffered—and still suffer—historic disenfranchisement.  One year later, the Senate is taking an important first step to reaffirm the fundamental right of all Americans to have equal access to the ballot box.

“We look forward to a robust discussion of the problems voters across the country still face in the wake of the Shelby decision and the urgent need to create a modern, effective Voting Rights Act for today.

“The bipartisan support the bill enjoys in both houses must spur the House Judiciary Committee to move quickly with its own hearing and vote on this legislation before the November elections.   Millions of American voters deserve no less than to have these long-overdue protections restored.”

Click here to read the National Urban League Statement on Introduction of Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.

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