Show an ad over header. AMP

I am the second

47 senators call on McConnell to allow vote on John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced a bill with the support of 46 co-sponsors on Wednesday that would fully restore the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the name of the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).

Why it matters: The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act aims to counter the Supreme Court's controversial 2013 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted voter protections that had required states with a history of racial discrimination to gain federal approval before changing voting laws.

Keep reading... Show less

Related Articles

Insights

mail-copy

Get Goodhumans in your inbox

Most Read

More Stories