Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bill and Hillary Clinton's Statement on SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision


Statement by President and Secretary Clinton on today's Voting Rights Act decision

Jun 25, 2013 | President Clinton | New York, NY  | Statement
We are disappointed in today's decision striking at the heart of the Voting Rights Act.  For over four decades the Act has succeeded in overcoming unconstitutional barriers to voting, and has demonstrated its central role in protecting this essential freedom.  We strongly urge Congress to put aside partisanship and politics, as it did in 2006, and promptly pass legislation to replace those portions of the Act struck down today.