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June 25, 2013

Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Void Key Elements of the Voting Rights Act

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Washington, D.C. – Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, made the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act:

“In striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court threw out the federal government’s best tool for protecting the right of all Americans to choose our nation’s leaders,” Hogue said. “We believe that participation in the political process is a constitutional right that empowers Americans to elect leaders who represent their interests in important areas such as reproductive rights. With this dangerous decision, many voters will have no protection from schemes that could aggravate the tragic disenfranchisement that sparked the civil rights movement. It is my sincere hope that Congress will summon the political will to build a new system for protecting the rights of all voters and reinforce the safeguards provided by the Voting Rights Act, without delay.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America has stepped up its efforts as a record number of proposed voting restrictions have been introduced and passed across the country. These dangerous measures include but are not limited to voter-I.D. laws, potential voter purges, and laws hindering early voting, absentee voting and voter registration.

NARAL Pro-Choice America is proud to stand with organizations that protect American’s right to vote.

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Samantha Gordon, 202.973.3032


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