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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representing the 30th District of TEXAS

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Honors the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by Urging for a Vote to Restore the Voting Rights Act

Aug 6, 2016
Press Release

Dallas, TX - (Saturday, August 6, 2016) – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson:

“Fifty one years ago, President Johnson signed into law one of the greatest guardians of American democracy, the Voting Rights Act. Since the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court three years ago, voters throughout our country have seen more restrictive voting laws. Right here at home in Texas, we have seen the elderly, minorities, and students blatantly disenfranchised by restrictive voter ID laws.” 

  “ We in Congress have a responsibility to ensure our democracy does not take a step backward, and we must start by renewing the Voting Rights Act. Too many people throughout the history of our Nation have given their lives to ensure the right to vote for every American. I join my Democratic colleagues in calling upon House Republican Members to support bipartisan legislation to fully restore the protections of the Voting rights Act. Free and fair elections, where every person’s vote counts, are the foundation our democracy.”