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Advocates rally for voting rights

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by Tai Moses

A consortium of social justice groups are holding a rally in Austin to mark the sixth anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the SCOTUS decision that gutted voter protections in the Voting Rights Act and led to the rise of discriminatory voter ID laws across the country. Today, voting rights activists and their allies will demand that Congress pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4) and restore voting rights protections. Among those attending the rally are Nelson Linder, president of the Austin NAACP; Fidel Acevedo, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens Council 4227; Texas Rep. John H. Bucy III; Lewis Conway from Vote With Conviction; Bruce Elfant, Travis County’s tax assessor-collector; Craig Moore of Black Austin Democrats; and Zenén Jaimes Pérez, communications director of the Texas Civil Rights Project. Tuesday, June 25, 6 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St.



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