Four young women from Austin, TX who are in Washington, DC to compete in the National History Day Competition visited our offices to discuss their impressive project that explores the origins and sustaining impact of the pivotal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Voting rights have been under attack in state legislatures across the country for more than a decade and there are no signs of it letting up in 2013. Indeed 2013 could be a year that sets back voting rights more than all of the attacks of the past decade combined.
Great news today for all Texas voters. A U.S. Federal District Court found that the Texas voter photo identification law violates Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. National League President Elisabeth MacNamara remarked, "The importance of this case cannot be overstated: It is a landmark decision for voting rights in America and helps ensure America’s elections treat all citizens equally, and are free, fair and accessible.”