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Citizens demonstrate for voting rights and fair voting districts in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16, the 56th anniversary of the signing of the federal Voting Rights Act. The protest called for passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, named for the late civil-rights activist and congressman. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Voting Rights Act is hanging by a thread; Fla. ruling may allow Supreme Court to cut it

BY: - April 13, 2022

‘Either the Fifteenth Amendment has meaning here or it doesn’t.'

Congressional Black Caucus calls for Senate action on voting rights

BY: - January 13, 2022

Only one Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, has said she would support Democrats in passing the John Lewis measure.

COMMENTARY

These Black children changed American history. Never forget them | Michael Coard

BY: - September 14, 2021

Say their names: Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carol Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, and Sarah Collins

Pa.’s U.S. House delegation splits along party lines on sweeping voting rights package

BY: - March 4, 2021

Even though Democrats control Congress and the White House, their slim majority in a 50-50 Senate is not enough to enact into law a massive package that tackles dark money in campaigns, voter suppression and election security that requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority.

How the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Voting Rights Act opened floodgates for new restrictions

BY: - October 7, 2020

Some observers believe the Shelby County ruling has also caused kind of a ripple effect in places that weren’t subject to pre-clearance.

The landmark Voting Rights Act turns 55: For Black voters, a time to reflect

BY: - February 12, 2020

With a pivotal presidential election approaching, activists and scholars say African-Americans should continue the work of protecting Black voters’ rights.