Voting is a right guaranteed by our Constitution and an expression of hope inseparable from the American experience.
The Voting Rights Act has given generations of Americans confidence that their right to vote will be preserved. The undeniable history and continued legacy of race-based and politically motivated voting discrimination demands that the ballot box be guarded. Congress now has the opportunity to modernize the decades-old Voting Rights Act and continue the important contributions made to America’s voting public by this landmark civil rights law.
The ABA calls on Congress to enact the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 and protect the fundamental right to vote for this and future generations.
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