Opinion: The great legacy of John Lewis

The Shelby decision has led to a spike in legal roadblocks in the years since. States have passed felony disenfranchisement laws, restrictive voter identification laws, and closed polling locations in predominantly Black and Brown communities, among other things. As Lewis said, “We must use our time and our space on this little planet that we call Earth to make a lasting contribution, to leave it a little better than we found it.” Fighting for the passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act would carry on his legacy. We can and must do it for John Lewis.

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