Washington D.C. – (NEWS RELEASE) - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision on the 1965 Voting Rights Act:
"For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act has helped secure the right to vote for millions of citizens. I am deeply troubled by today's Supreme Court decision to gut a fundamental provision of the law that protects Americans against voting discrimination and helps ensure a fair and equal voting process. This decision turns back the clock on the most fundamental of our American rights and is a real threat to voter participation among Americans who have experienced discrimination when voting. It is now time for Congress to act and make this right by working together to end voting discrimination and guarantee that every American has equal access to the polls."
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.