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“Good Trouble”: Who Is Upholding John Lewis’ Voting Rights Legacy?

As we honor the life and legacy of the esteemed U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a longtime Congressman from Georgia and fearless champion of civil rights and voting equality who died three years ago on July 17, 2020, we must confront the persisting battle to safeguard and enhance these fundamental rights.

Both the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act remain at a standstill. These two crucial pieces of legislation are aiming to safeguard voting rights.

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is a proposed law that seeks to strengthen and restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. aims to address the weaknesses created by a 2013 Supreme Court decision and protect the voting rights of all citizens, particularly those who have historically faced discrimination. Despite its significance, the act still faces hurdles in Congress.


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