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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:06 PM

More than 150 companies call on Congress to strengthen Voting Rights Act [View all]

Source: CNBC

Apple, Amazon, Google, Starbucks and Pepsi are among more than 150 companies that signed onto a letter released Wednesday calling on Congress to pass legislation that would expand the Voting Rights Act's protections for minority voters.

"Despite decades of progress, impediments to exercising the right to vote persist in many states, especially for communities of color. We need federal protections to safeguard this fundamental right for all Americans," the companies wrote in the letter.

The letter calls for Congress to pass legislation that would update the 1965 Voting Rights Act in order to address a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that did away with one of its most effective provisions.

That provision required certain jurisdictions with histories of racial discrimination to receive federal approval for new voting rules. In Shelby County v. Holder, the top court ruled that the formula Congress had used to determine which localities must receive preclearance was out of date and unlawful.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/more-than-150-companies-call-on-congress-to-strengthen-voting-rights-act/ar-AAM9ClN?li=BB141NW3&ocid=DELLDHP



Cut off donations to those who oppose it and you'll see it passed pretty damn quick.

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