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Repair the harm done to Voting Rights Act

St. Louis Post Dispatch Letters to the Editor

As we commemorated last week the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for jobs, freedom and justice, it is critical that we preserve the government’s commitment to voting rights. The National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section strongly urges our Missouri senators and congressional representatives to take action and address the problems that have followed in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has protected voting rights around the country. Perhaps the most important protection requires states with a history of discriminatory voting practices to submit any proposed changes to voting laws to the US Department of Justice for approval.

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