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Civil rights group to host protest on anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder

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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will be launching a Shelby Week campaign this week in response to the six-year anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, a Supreme Court case that removed a section from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requiring federal approval before changing state and local voting laws.

This campaign includes an Alabama protest called Shelby Outrage on Tuesday, June 25 in Columbiana, Alabama.

The protest will take place at 112 North Main St. in Columbiana from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The group will be rallying 108 civil rights organizations nationwide to encourage Congress to implement the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would reverse the Shelby County v. Holder decision.

In addition to this, the group will hold events in 10 different states, including a press conference and House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington D.C.

 

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