Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hillary Clinton: #TBT #SCOTUS on #VRA: "What part of democracy are they afraid of?"

While we applaud today's SCOTUS decision upholding the ACA,  we remember another decision two years ago today permitting states to make unfair revisions to voting laws.

Two years ago, President and Secretary Clinton issued this statement.

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.
In August of 2013, upon receiving the ABA Medal, Hillary again addressed the damage wrought by that decision.

Hillary Clinton Receives ABA Medal and Addresses Voting Rights Issues

On the Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Hillary Clinton Hits Back at Republican Voter Suppression

She echoed that question two weeks ago in her campaign kick-off speech in New York City.

Hillary Clinton: “What part of democracy are they afraid of?”