Rally to restore Voting Rights Act protections held in Syracuse

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — It has been 54 years since the Voting Rights Act was signed into law and on Tuesday night, a rally was held in downtown Syracuse.

State and community leaders say they want to ensure every eligible voter can make their voice heard, free from discrimination.

“We’ve seen communities across this country have their voices suppressed, which is why we’re standing up together and demand Congress restore the Voting Rights Act by passing HR 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, said Christine Wood, organizer of Public Citizen.

That act would prevent racial discrimination where people go to vote. Tuesday’s rally was part of several held nationwide.


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