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VRA anniversary celebrations start this week

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

On Thursday, to launch the 50th anniversary celebration of the Voting Rights Act, there will be an event honoring voter registration volunteers. Those attending will be able to see exhibits about the history of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. They will also be able to watch Travis County Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant swear in more than 400 volunteer deputy registrars at once. In addition to Elfant, the celebration will feature Mark Updegrove, LBJ Presidential Library director; and Regina Lawrence, director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum.

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