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

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.”