Sen. Donnelly supports Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 by [email protected] 1 Comment

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly reaffirmed his support on Tuesday for the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017, which was recently reintroduced. The bill would restore voter protections that were undermined by the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder. Donnelly supported similar legislation in the last Congress and visited Selma, Alabama, in 2015 for the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the marches from Selma to Birmingham. Donnelly said, “The right to vote is fundamental to our country’s values and to what it means to be an engaged citizen. We should all be working together to ensure that the right to vote is not denied on a discriminatory basis because when people are denied the right to vote our democracy is harmed. I am hopeful that we can find ways to make it easier for our fellow Americans to exercise this right, not harder.”

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