Press Call: Voting Rights in the Post-ShelbyWorld: The Voting Rights Act of 1965

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 30, 2018

EDITORIAL AND OPINION WRITERS PRESS CALL 

Voting Rights in the Post-ShelbyWorld: The Voting Rights Act of 1965

Reflections on its legacy, recent court rulings, and whether all have the ability to vote today

WHAT: This briefing, designed as background for Editorial Page and Opinion writers, dives into the legacy of the Voting Rights Act, the continuing legacy of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder, and the increased importance of safeguarding the right to vote through litigation and Election Protection in the face of ongoing attempts at voter suppression. The Voting Rights Act was signed into law on August 6, 1965.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 1 at 2:30 pm EDT

WHO:

HOW:Please RSVPto Sue Dorfman, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law at [email protected] or call 202-662-8327.

Dial in information TBA.

WHY: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece federal legislation, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnsonon August 6, 1965. Intended to implement the protections of the 14thand 15thAmendments, Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act remains one of the most potent weapons that racial and ethnic minorities possess to stop discrimination in voting.