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Join Advancing Justice | AAJC for a Webinar on Voting Discrimination
Civil Rights Organizations Launch VRA for Today Campaign
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is hosting a webinar on the VRA for Today Campaign. Join us to learn more about the campaign, proposed legislation to protect racial, ethnic and language minorities from voter discrimination, and how you can get involved.
Date:Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time:4-5 PM Eastern
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Or you may RSVP by emailing Anthony Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on how to view the presentation will be provided on Monday, April 14.
The VRA for Today campaign is a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder, which struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). Section 4 determined which states, towns, and counties were required to get preapproval for voting changes under Section 5 of the VRA. These jurisdictions had a history of voter discrimination, and in requiring preapproval, Section 5 was designed to stop voter discrimination before it occurred.
Prior to the Court’s ruling, nine states (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia) and parts of six states (California, Florida, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and South Dakota) were covered under Section 5.
A bipartisan bill – the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA) – has been introduced in both the House and the Senate that will add modern, forward-looking voting discrimination protections to the Voting Rights Act. Join our webinar to learn more about this bill and what it will do to protect voters and ensure all Americans can exercise their constitutional right to vote.
Contact Anthony Bowman at email@example.com with questions.