House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia

More than four years after sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were taken out by the Supreme Court and following four attempts under a House led by Republicans, Rep. Terri Sewell’s (D-Ala.) bill to reinstate voting protections has finally passed.

“Voting is personal to me because it was on the streets of my hometown, Selma, that foot soldiers shed their blood on the Edmund Pettus Bride so that all Americans – regardless of race – could vote,” Sewell, who is African American, w...