Press Conference on 6/18: Leading Up to Shelby Decision Anniversary, Unity Between Civil Rights Groups and Tri-Caucus Continues on Voting Rights

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WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Tri-Caucus members and civil rights leaders will host a press conference on the Hill reaffirming their unified support for the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA).

This press conference kicks off the most important week in voting rights, with the approaching one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder and corresponding first Senate hearing on June 25 and the upcoming 50th anniversaries of Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act. At the press conference, prominent figures in voting rights today will stand together to discuss why this is the critical time for action, and call on the House to advance the VRAA now to protect voters before they go to the polls in November.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 18, 1:30 p.m.

WHO:

  • Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
  • Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Lorraine Miller, interim president and CEO of the NAACP
  • Mee Moua, president and CEO of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
  • Brent Wilkes, executive director of LULAC
  • Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters

WHAT: Press conference to call for congressional action on the Voting Rights Amendment Act

WHERE: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building

RSVP: Simpson@civilrights.org or 202.466.2061

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