Making Democracy Work

Voting Rights Act

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court weakened a key plank of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, resulting in new voter-suppression measures in Virginia and elsewhere.

Read about the June 26 Voting Rights Rally in Roanoke in Dan Casey's June 28, 2016, column in The Roanoke Times.

Our member, Rebecca Shankman, representing the Virginia League, gave a great short talk. You can watch it in a video taken by Carol Noggle, LWV-VA 2nd Vice President. Go to the www.lwv-va.org and, on the home page, see

VA LEAGUE MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN VRA REFORM DEMONSTRATION IN ROANOKE

Then, scroll down to, "To see Carol's video of Shankman's speech, Click Here

Molly McClenon of the Lynchburg LWV brought the banner which our members helped to display during Rebecca's talk.

For LWV-US coverage of the Rally see their Action Alert blog: http://lwv.org/blog/can-rally-help-restore-voting-rights-act