Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network have reintroduced the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which aims to restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The legislation seeks to prevent discriminatory voting laws from taking effect by establishing a framework to identify states and localities that have undermined democracy. It comes a decade after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, paving the way for discriminatory election policies. The act aims to address barriers to the ballot box, such as restrictive voter laws, limited access to polling stations, and strict ID requirements, which disproportionately impact voters of color and marginalized communities.
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