The NAACP was pleased and proud to see H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act pass the U.S. House of Representatives on December 6, 2019, by a decisive margin of 228 – 187.
We must now urge the U.S. Senate to take up and pass this crucial legislation, and not allow it to end up in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (KY) “legislative graveyard,” like so many other NAACP federal legislative priorities. H.R. 4 returns the 1965 Voting Rights Act to its full strength and even improves upon the 1965 law.