Voting Rights & the Ninth Commandment - Word&Way

Voting Rights & the Ninth Commandment

It shouldn’t feel so hard to write about voting rights in a way that will not offend partisan sensibilities. It didn’t used to be this way. In 2006, Congress reauthorized the 1965 Voting Rights Act with a unanimous vote in the Senate, 98-0. It was promptly signed into law by President George W. Bush, who did so in honor of Fanny Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King, with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in attendance.

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