Post-Shelby Cleanup: Bipartisan Effort Aims to Revive Voting Rights Act

Civil rights groups are already analyzing the implications and shortcomings of this “important first step.”

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Rep. Conyers, a co-sponsor of the bill, told the Huffington Post that the introduction of the bipartisan bill signals the beginning of what could be a long debate. “We’ve got our work cut out for us,” he said. “We’ll be here for a while.”

Jenée Desmond-Harris is The Root’s senior staff writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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