In 2013, the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder invalidated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. Ultimately, gutting Section 5 of the Act in the process.
Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act gave the Department of Justice (DOJ) the right to review new voting changes at the local, county and state level.
The Shelby decision ordered that the jurisdictions identified by the coverage formula in Section 4(b) no longer requires preclearance for the new voting changes, unless they are covered by a separate court order entered under Section 3(c) of the Voting Rights Act.
The U.S. House of Representatives has signed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act, we are now asking the U.S. Senate to pass it immediately and send it to the President for his signature.
SVREP needs your support in passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act.