March , 2019

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WASHINGTON, DC – The NAACP has released the following statement on the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

From Cornell William Brooks, President & CEO, NAACP:

“Today, we recognize the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and salute the brave men and women who valiantly fought to secure every American citizen the equal right to vote. Nearly 50 years after securing power at the polls, we find ourselves in familiar waters, struggling to overcome the unyielding current of injustice as we repair the Voting Rights Act, gutted by the Supreme Court in the Shelby County v. Holder decision. But we at the NAACP understand the fierce urgency of now.  Now is the time for Congress to preserve our country’s bedrock of democracy. Now is the time to fulfill the legacy of the 1965 Act by passing greater voter protections and ensuring all voters, including those who are black or brown, a student or elderly, have unfettered access to the ballot box once and for all.”

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