Save Our Endangered Voting Rights

Your Take: As the Supreme Court case begins, the NAACP's CEO argues to keep the Voting Rights Act intact.

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This year the Supreme Court justices will determine if that strength, the power to effect change, will be endangered. They will decide whether the most egregious era of voter suppression will be allowed to repeat itself. Even if we lose this battle, the fight for voting rights is far from over, and we are confident that victory is in reach.

Benjamin Todd Jealous is the president and CEO of the NAACP.

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