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Five years ago today, the power of the Voting Rights Act was stripped in Shelby v. Holder, a case that no longer required states be held accountable when enacting changes to their voting rights laws. (1/6)…
This decision opened the door for discriminatory voting legislation, specifically laws that disproportionately affect voters of color.

@BrennanCenter documented 16 states where legislation has been passed to create more barriers to the ballot box since the Shelby decision. (2/6)
In the five years since Shelby, the United States has witnessed its harmful effects and endured attack after attack on voting rights through voter purges, limits on early voting, barriers to voter registration and so much more. (3/6)…
Here's a look how just one state, Alabama, has limited voting rights and increased barriers to the ballot box since the Shelby decision in 2013. These restrictions are wrong and undermine the legitimacy of American democracy. (4/6)…
So, what can be done to reverse the damaging effects of the Shelby v. Holder decision? Congress must restore the Voting Rights Act's power to monitor states’ laws and protect voters. (5/6)
Voting should be made easier for hardworking Americans, not harder.

Congress must do everything in its power to ensure the right to vote, especially for voters of color who have been historically disenfranchised in the United States. (6/6)
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