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Barack Obama Urges Congress To Restore Voting Rights Act

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The New York Times got a very special letter to the editor today following its recent, popular report entitled, “A Dream Undone: The 50-Year Campaign To Roll Back The Voting Rights Act.” The article by Jim Rutenburg chronicled the history and gains made by the Voting Rights Act.

The story also documented the strikes that have been made against the legislation in recent years which have resultantly impeded minorities from exercising their right to the franchise. In the letter, Obama urged Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act and to make it easier for voters to “have their voices heard.” Read more at the New York Times.

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