Timeline: A History of the Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Act is a historic civil rights law that is meant to ensure that the right to vote is not denied on account of race or color.

Unless Congress acts quickly, this could be the first election in 50 years without full protection of the right to vote for minority voters. We need Congress to act fast – to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act and protect the right to vote for all people.

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