• It's Been 57 Years Since The Voting Rights Act Passed And Democracy Is Still On The Ballot

    1 day ago - By News One

    A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally with Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., outside the U.S. Capitol to urge the Senate to pass voting rights legislation on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
    On May 17, 1957, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a poignant speech calling for an end to Black voter suppression:
    “Give us the ballot, and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights.”
    Eight years later, Congress passed the 1965 Voting Rights Act - the most comprehensive voting rights legislation since Reconstruction - effectively ending voter intimidation and suppression...
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