Daily Archives: September 9, 2021

Support Federal Voting Rights Legislation

The U.S. Senate is expected to debate voting rights legislation the week of September 13. President Lyndon Johnson signed the original Voting Rights Act in 1965. Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan signed the Voting Rights Act in 1982 and George W. Bush signed its 2006 reauthorization. Click here for a fact sheet on the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act that passed the House in August.

The League is watching for proposed changes to the For the People Act (HR 1/S1) that could attract bipartisan support. The House approved this pro-voter legislation in March.

SIGNING OF H.R. 9, THE FANNIE LOU HAMER, ROSA PARKS, AND CORETTA SCOTT KING VOTING RIGHTS ACT REAUTHORIZATION AND AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2006