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AAUW and LWV work for VRA reauthorization

Working for the Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act
Now is a critical time for civil rights in our nation: Congress is poised to reauthorize the landmark Voting Rights Act (VRA). Strong support is needed to pass the bills, H.R. 9 and S. 2703, both named the “Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006.” The League sent letters to both houses of Congress asking for cosponsorship of these bills and issued a statement urging support. Earlier this month, the LWVUS joined with other civil rights organizations in a letter to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R WI), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, expressing support for H.R. 9. You can help the League in our fight: Take action to protect voting rights!