Citing the historically bipartisan nature of the Voting Rights Act and its reauthorizations, Voting Rights Amendment Act co-sponsor Rep. John Lewis penned an op-ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune, calling the protections “still a very necessary requirement of democracy.”
“In a democracy such as ours, the right to vote is precious. It is almost sacred,” Lewis said. “It is the most powerful nonviolent tool the people have in a democratic society. Congress has a duty to restore these provisions right now. It is not a partisan issue — it is an American issue.”
Read the full op-ed here.