Tweet it Up! Voting Rights Act @50

WERE STILL FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE!

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HONOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT, BY SUPPORTING THE VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT

Key Provisions of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (H.B. 2867, S. 1659)

Discriminatory Voter ID Laws Would Not Be Treated Differently Than Other Forms of Discrimination in Votin

Its Protections Include Coverage Of All Southern States With Ongoing Discrimination: The covered states would be the places where discrimination in voting is most prevalent today.  These are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia

The these states would be immediately covered and have to submit any changes in voting procedures to the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court, to prove that they would not be discriminatory.[1]  Once again, changes in voting procedures would be frozen until they are “pre-cleared” and not test-driven during elections.

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[1] The “preclearance” formula would cover states and their counties, cities and towns, in which there have been more than 20 voting rights violations in the last 25 years, on a rolling basis.  States fall out of federal coverage only if they don’t have any violations for at least 10 years.  Voting rights violations that count would include settlements, and various types of violations.


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