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Rep. Larson On Supreme Court Decision

“While the Voting Rights Act has been instrumental in empowering voters across the nation, it’s no secret that discrimination continues to hamper our electoral process. This week, the Supreme Court chose to disregard the bipartisan […]

06/26/2013

Rep. Esty On Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement regarding today’s Supreme Court 5-4 decision in Shelby County v. Holder striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, and, in turn, essentially undoing the protections […]

06/25/2013

Attorney General Holder’s Remarks on the Supreme Court Decision

Good afternoon.  Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Shelby County v. Holder – and invalidated an essential part of the Voting Rights Act, a cornerstone of American civil rights […]

06/25/2013

Rep. DeLauro Reacts To Supreme Court Decisioin

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s decision ruling Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) is unconstitutional. The decision struck down the formula used to determine if […]

06/25/2013

Statement By The President On The Supreme Court Decision

I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today. For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right […]

06/25/2013

Sen. Murphy Reaction To Supreme Court Decision

This is a deeply disappointing decision by the Court today, and a big step backwards for the health of our democracy. The Voting Rights Act has been a critical tool to combat racial discrimination at […]

06/25/2013

Senator Blumenthal Reaction To Supreme Court Decision

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the section that determines which states and counties […]

06/25/2013

Secretary Of The State Merrill Reaction To Court Decision

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today issued the following statement reacting to the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the case of Shelby County v. Holder, striking down section five of the federal […]

06/25/2013

Congressman Himes Reaction To Court Decision

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today regarding the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn a portion of the Voting Rights Act. Their ruling guts a key […]

06/25/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

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