Groups to Goodlatte: Give the VRAA a Hearing

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At a press conference last week, civil rights leaders from the League of Women Voters, NAACP, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights urged congressional action on the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA). Specifically, they called on House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House leaders to move forward on the legislation with a hearing, a markup, and floor time to consider the bill. Some of the press coverage from that press conference:

In advance of the press conference, the board of directors of The Leadership Conference sent a letter to Goodlatte and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, calling on the committee to hold a hearing soon on the VRAA.

A recording of the press conference can be viewed here, and the letter to Goodlatte and Conyers can be read here.