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Ilhan Omar Aug 6
55 years ago today, the was signed into law — legislation that eliminated many barriers to Black Americans’ right to vote. Now, the Senate must act to combat voter suppression and restore voting rights by passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act.
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When We All Vote Aug 6
John Lewis risked his life for the Civil Rights Movement and the . Let’s honor his life and legacy by making the changes and updates we need to make it possible for every eligible voter in America to cast a ballot and have it counted.
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Gretchen Whitmer Aug 6
55 years ago, Congress passed the because people like John Lewis had the courage to fight for it. Let’s honor his legacy with action. Join me in demanding that the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020 be put up for a vote immediately:
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Trisha Yearwood Aug 6
Today is the anniversary of the . Exercise your right to vote. It matters.
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Southern Poverty Law Center Aug 6
Heartache, bloodshed and dedication is what it took for Black people to get their voting rights. Today, on the 55th anniversary of the , what better way to honor that history — fully restore the in memory of Congressman
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Be A King Aug 6
With the GREAT Amelia Boynton Robinson in 2015. She was critical to the success of the voting rights campaign that preceded the marches from Selma to Montgomery. Black women powered the movement. Where would we be without their courage and brilliance?
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NBA Aug 6
“The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy." - Congressman John Lewis. Today marks the 55th anniversary of the .
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Greg Palast Aug 6
Today is the 55th anniversary of the going into effect. In gutting the VRA in 2013, said had been "ERADICATED." Tell that to Christine Jordan, 's cousin, purged after 50 years of voting. Her crime: Voting While Black.
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Chip Franklin Aug 6
Voting rights belong to those who vote. is as fragile as a child living in a house of glass. Privileged who don’t vote will one day wake up not so privileged.
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Thurgood Marshall Institute Aug 6
55 years ago, after foot soldiers including John Lewis marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and stared down violence, the was signed into law. The provided critical protections to the right to vote and made the promises of the 15th amendment real.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Aug 6
Today is the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965! Let’s commemorate for all who fought and died for this privilege!
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🌟💫✨𝙎𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙚 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙨 ✨💫🌟 Aug 7
48 senators call on McConnell to allow a vote on a bill restoring the Voting Rights Act and name it The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. John Lewis was instrumental in the passage of the 1965 legislation.
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Black Voters Matter Aug 6
Today marks the 55th anniversary of the . Today we honor Civil Rights leaders such as Rep. John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams, Amelia Boynton, Annie Lee Cooper, and many more who fought toward a better world. ✊🏾
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Sherrilyn Ifill Aug 6
Today is the 55th anniversary of the passage of the . This year in Selma, I spoke about how we honor those who fought for its enactment. “We honor that sacrifice by utilizing the power that those people unlocked for us - and that is the power of the vote.”
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Rep. Harley Rouda Aug 6
Q: What’s the best way to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the ? A: Passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act.
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NAACP Aug 6
Today we celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the
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Suit Up Maine Aug 6
48 senators recently reintroduced a bill the House passed in December to restore the 1965 , which was gutted by SCOTUS in 2013. They renamed it after John Lewis. co-sponsored. did not.
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Derrick Johnson Aug 6
Current challenges to are as daunting as they come. We are in the middle of a global pandemic that is forcing voters—in the most consequential election in modern history—to choose between their lives and their vote.
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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Aug 6
55 years ago today, the 1965 was signed into law. To honor Rep. John Robert Lewis, we must continue the struggle to secure and protect the right to vote for every American.
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Adnan Khan Aug 6
Today, on the 55th anniversary of the , there are millions of currently & formerly incarcerated ppl who still can’t vote. Legal segregation is alive and well in the US. If you want public safety and civic engagement, then (re)integrate ppl into our democracy.
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