For Immediate Release Statement by Bob Edgar on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Challenge to the Voting Rights Act

Posted on November 9, 2012


Statement by Common Cause President Bob Edgar on Supreme Court Agreement to Hear Challenge to Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "The Voting Rights Act (VRA) - and Section 5 specifically - has stood as a bulwark against pernicious efforts to roll back the right to vote for millions of Americans. The restrictive voting laws that swept the nation in recent years demonstrate exactly why we need the VRA - to protect every single American's right to cast a ballot and have it counted, irrespective of race. The Voting Rights Act is a critical component of this most basic democratic freedom."

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Tags: Voting Rights

Leave a Comment

Take Action

The Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

Tell Congress to fix the court’s bad decision!

Take action.

Donate

Give Today

Join the Community

Find Common Cause Activists in your area.

Add Me to the Map