Opinion

After Supreme Court, Congress must move on Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Act has been America’s most effective tool to eradicate racial discrimination in voting. Today, a sharply divided Supreme Court has thrown the future of this critical tool in limbo by striking down a key provision. It’s now up to Congress to revive the act.

By , Op-ed contributor

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    Voting rights activists gather in front of the Supreme Court this February as the court heard arguments in the Shelby County v. Holder case on the Voting Rights Act. Op-ed contributor Myrna Pérez writes: 'It is fair to question whether congressional dysfunction will stall a legislative response to today’s ruling. But on an issue as important as the fundamental right to vote, advocates remain confident America’s leaders can come together in a bipartisan way.'
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