The Voting Rights Act Passed 55 Years Ago. Voting Rights Are Still Under Attack.

Global Citizen

"It was not an easy fight — it was a very difficult fight," Caleb Jackson, voting rights legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, told Global Citizen. "People actually shed blood for the Voting Rights Act to be passed in 1965. This wasn’t something that people lobbied Congress to pass; this was something that people had to be beaten down on the Selma bridge to pass." "I think if people understood how difficult it was for people to fight for the act to be passed, they would understand how important it is today," he added. 

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