Last Friday, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act.
The act reestablishes protections for voters in states with recent histories of voter suppression. It provides a new formula that determines which jurisdictions are subject to preclearance for implementing voting law changes.
“I was proud to join my colleagues today in passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act, to give the federal government the tools it needs to hold local elected officials accountable for voter suppression tactics designed to silence our most vulnerable and underrepresented communities,” said Maloney. “So many brave Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the most basic and fundamental of American rights- the right to vote.”
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