NAACP to Testify Before Congress and Hold Rallies to Protect Voting Rights
Posted on June 24, 2014
One year after the Shelby County v. Holder decision, NAACP leaders across the country will urge Congress to protect voting rights and pass the bipartisan supported Voting Rights Amendment Act.
On Wednesday, June 25th at 10 a.m., the NAACP Georgia State Conference President Dr. Francys Johnson will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge Congress to pass the bipartisan supported Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA). The VRAA would provide common sense solutions to prevent discrimination against all voters regardless of race, including remedies to address current discrimination as it is occurring, an ability to review voting changes in places that have engaged in discrimination in the present and recent past, and better public notification of potential voting changes to enhance accountability.
NAACP branches in Texas, Virginia, Oklahoma, Alabama and several other states will hold press conferences to protect the right to vote. The National NAACP will also host a rally on Capitol Hill calling for hearings on the VRAA in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The rally will be held at 12:30 p.m., U.S. Capitol Grounds, Zone 10 (right behind the House Triangle, outside the Capitol). In the event of inclement or extreme weather, we will hold the event inside, in House Visitors’ Center (HVC) 215.
Follow @NAACP for action from the hearing and rally.