On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court will be hearing a case from Shelby County, Alabama, in which opponents of the Voting Rights Act are trying to strike down a key section of the law—Section 5. Section 5 is the heart of the act, and a critical and proven tool to protect the right to vote for many Americans.
Join the Rally to Protect the Voting Rights Act at 9 a.m. February 27 on the steps in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building, 1 First Street NE, Washington, D.C., 20543.
Real Voters Tell Their Stories: “The Voting Rights Act Protected My Vote”
The Voting Rights Act continues to play a critical role in preventing and addressing real threats to minorities’ right to vote in our country.
Sadly, voter discrimination based on race is not a thing of the past—it’s a reality of our present. In the 2012 election, efforts to disenfranchise millions of minority voters were only stopped because they were in areas protected by the Voting Rights Act.
New videos tell the stories of the people whose right to vote is under threat.