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Simon: 'People power built the Voting Rights Act and people power can re-build the Voting Rights Act'

August 6, 2015


"On the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, it’s important to not only celebrate this great achievement, but to also educate Minnesotans on the barriers to voting that still exist for far too many, and to activate communities to work to eliminate those barriers.

We’ve seen active efforts nationally to water down this landmark piece of legislation, to weaken its enforcement, and to make it easier for states to pass laws that restrict voting. People power built the Voting Rights Act and people power can re-build the Voting Rights Act. We must stay restless until the right to vote is real for every eligible voter." - Secretary of State Steve Simon

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