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Yesterday, @Sifill_LDF provided critical testimony before the House Judiciary committee about #HR1, which would significantly expand voter access. Here are 10 things you may have missed from yesterday's hearing. #Votingrights #ForthePeople
1. HR 1 makes important findings concerning the need to restore the VRA to its full strength and calls for Congress to conduct investigatory and evidentiary hearings to determine the legislation necessary to restore the VRA. Watch @Sifill_LDF's testimony: bit.ly/2Gb5Tar
2. @Sifill_LDF reminds @RepDougCollins that as we look to the Constitution that governs elections we must speak to the passage of 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment and how they are being left out of the conversation. #HR1 #VotingRights
3. Misleading testimonies by Trump's voter suppression commission member Hans von Spakovsky were brought to light by @vanitaguptaCR. She quoted a federal judge who said his “clear agenda and misleading statements render his opinions unpersuasive.” #HR1
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4. @Sifill_LDF expounds on @vanitaguptaCR's point, regarding misleading testimony, stating that it is time we stop dealing with fantasy and start dealing with the facts of voter suppression and voter fraud. #womenleaders #Votingrights #HR1
5. “Mr. Adams and Mr. Han von Spakovsky have had years to prove the existence of widespread in-person voter fraud that would justify voter ID and they have been unable to do it.” -@Sifill_LDF talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/voting-righ…
6. Our #PreparedtoVote program witnessed first hand the long lines in places like Gwinnett County, GA and Charleston, SC. In Gwinnett County voters stood in line for up to 4 hours because voting machines were unplugged. #HR1
7. @Sifill_LDF spells out the numerous elections held in Texas during the three years we litigated the Texas voter ID case. Watch what happened when preclearance was removed and the impact its removal had on elections in Texas. #TXleg #HR1 #VotingRights
8. @Sifill_LDF "painted a different story, referencing cases of her own clients who found themselves unable to vote due to inactive-voter purges and a lack of access to voter registration." courthousenews.com/house-hearing-…
@Sifill_LDF 9. @Sifill_LDF explains "that any scheme that seeks to lock in the power of one group, into perpetuity, undermines the very foundation of our democracy." #HR1
@Sifill_LDF 10. @Sifill_LDF explains that no criminal conviction should prevent someone who has served their time from cloaking themselves in the ultimate expression of citizenship in a democracy: the ability to vote.
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