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Rep. Terri Sewell announces John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act at the Edmund Pettus Bridge

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18.08.2021

The key to maintaining our democracy is the right to vote. As forces from the right increase their attempts to disenfranchise us, it is key that we fight even harder to maintain rights that we have fought and died for.

Today, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, sponsored in the House by Alabama Representative Terri Sewell and in the Senate by Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont, was formally introduced by Sewell. She held a press conference in front of the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge, the site of the brutal Bloody Sunday beatings of civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965.

CBS news in Alabama reported:

“As a native of Selma and the Representative of........

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