No right is more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote, yet many voters are at risk of losing this right as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to eliminate key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). A bipartisan effort in Congress to modernize the VRA can help restore this key law back to its full strength and focus its provisions where there are still problems.

In Virginia, we can be proud of the tremendous progress we have made to protect every citizen’s right to vote. In fact, we’ve made so much progress that under this new version of the VRA, we would no longer be singled out for special treatment.