|A panel led by Rep. John Conyers (second from right)|
discusses voting rights at the 46th annual
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference
in D.C. on Sept. 16. 2016
Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) broke down the portion eliminated from the Voting Rights Act, which established a preclearance obligation that would expire in a certain number of years and allow states to pass their own election rules and procedures. The law was implemented in states with a history of discrimination, most of which were in the South.
"This Congress, and the next, must have the political courage to enact legislation to protect the rights for all Americans," Conyers said. "What we are going to do with all this information and powerful ideas. I am not tired. Let's go out here in 50 days and move ahead in the right direction."
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