Juana Summers had this information in NPR. Here is an excerpt:
A top Justice Department official described voting discrimination as “a current-day problem” and urged Congress to move quickly to strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law.
“I am here today to sound an alarm. For the Justice Department, restoring and strengthening the Voting Rights Act is a matter of great urgency,” Kristen Clarke, the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Clarke’s testimony comes one day after Senate Democrats introduced legislation aimed at restoring voting protections that were lost in two Supreme Court decisions over the course of the last decade, Shelby County v. Holder and Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee.
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