Two years ago, President and Secretary Clinton issued this statement.
Statement by President and Secretary Clinton on today’s Voting Rights Act decisionJun 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.
August 12, 2013
This year, on the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Hillary once again took aim at the evisceration of the VRA, called for reparation by legislators, and asked "What part of democracy are they afraid of?"
June 4, 2015
She echoed that question two weeks ago in her campaign kick-off speech in New York City.
June 13, 2015
When she said it that day, I repeated it with her. Hillary supporters should make this a rallying cry across the nation. Everyone who is eligible to vote should be able to without barriers and obstructions placed in the way. Everyone's vote is important. Every vote counts. This is an essential part of Hillary's history, as she explained in Houston, and of her message.