Statehood for Washington, D.C. is a pressing voting and civil rights issue. D.C. statehood would return self governance to more than 700,000 Americans and give them proportional representation in Congress.
Section 5 of the VRA was a powerful and effective tool to protect the voting rights of Black Americans, and it is vital that Congress strengthen and expand it in the face of unprecedented attacks on our democracy.
The state of voting rights in this country is concerning — but there are signs of hope. The VRA established a vital foundation and gives us a guide for what lasting and equitable voting rights reform can look like at the federal level.
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