Voting Rights Act

Democrats in Congress Want to Honor Rep. John Lewis with Action on Voting Rights

Mourning the death of civil rights hero John Lewis, Democrats in Congress are urging the Senate to take up a bill of enduring importance to Lewis throughout his life: protecting and expanding the right to vote. “No right is more precious to our citizenship than the right of all Americans to be able to vote,” said Rep. Terri Sewell, (D-Alabama),…

SCLC Leading March from Selma to Montgomery

From the West Alabama Newsroom– There’s a small group of protesters — marching from Selma to Montgomery — to push for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act. About a dozen marchers are walking to Montgomery — all the way from Selma. The group is travelling along Highway 80 — following the route of the historic Selma to Montgomery March….

Events Planned in Selma to Commemorate Voting Rights Act in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The 52nd anniversary of the signing of the historic Voting Rights Act is this weekend and several events have been planned in Selma to mark the occasion. A program detailing the history of the Selma Voting Rights Movement will be held at the Selma Interpretive Center. Brown Chapel AME Church will host a forum for…