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50 Years Later: Voting Rights in America

Watch the panelists square off on C-Span


Issues surrounding Shelby County v. Holder spur spirited debate on whether protection for voters of color is still necessary, as 34 states enact voter-ID laws following the 2013 decision. 

In case you missed it, watch the C-Span broadcast of the Commission's Voting Rights Act Program. 

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2016-2017 COMMISSIONERS

Will A. Gunn, Chair
Ft. Belvoir, VA

Cedric Ashley
Princeton, NJ

Gretchen Bellamy
Bentonville, AR

Linda J. Benally
Phoenix, AZ

Brigida Benitez
Washington, DC

Alan Bryan
Bentonville, AR

Marvin S.C. Dang
Honolulu, HI

JoAnn Engelhardt
Palm Beach, FL

Cal Gonzales
San Francisco, CA

Akira Heshiki
Portland, OR

Helen B. Kim
Los Angeles, CA

Florence Johnson
Memphis, TN

Pamela Meanes
St. Louis, MO

Thomasina Real Bird
Louisville, CO

Daiquiri J. Steele
Tuscaloosa, AL

Evett L. Simmons
Port Saint Lucie, FL

Palmer G. Vance II
Lexington, KY

BOARD OF GOVERNORS LIAISON
Paula Boggs
Sammamish, WA

STAFF DIRECTOR

Keevin Woods
Chicago, IL