Voting rights

“Free exercise of voting rights is so fundamental to American democracy that we cannot tolerate any form of infringement of those rights….The exercise of the franchise is an essential means by which our citizens ensure that those who are governing will be responsible…The denial of access to the ballot box ultimately results in the denial of other fundamental rights. For, it is only when the poor and disadvantaged are empowered that they are able to participate actively in the solutions to their own problems.” ~ Coretta Scott King, in 1986 letter opposing Jeff Sessions’ nomination for federal judge

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