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53 years ago today President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, the country's most important civil rights law. 2016 was the first presidential election in 50 years without the law’s full protections. #RestoreTheVRA
Because the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, 17 states with 189 electoral votes had new voting restrictions in 2016. h/t @BrennanCenter
When we talk about voter suppression, we’re no longer talking about the nostalgic disenfranchisement of 1965. We’re talking about a gutted Voting Rights Act that allows states with the worst histories of discrimination to again block access to the ballot. #RestoreTheVRA #VRA53
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