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John Lewis Voting Rights Act

John Lewis, Civil Rights Veteran, Asks Black Clergy To 'Fix' Voting Rights Act

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Civil rights veteran and Congressman John Lewis urged black clergy to work for changes in the Voting Rights Act on the second anniver...

John Lewis Says Voter ID Laws Are 'Poll Taxes By Another Name'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said Thursday that voter ID laws are a modern-day version of poll taxes once used by Southern ...

Lewis: 'I Gave A Little Blood On That Bridge In Selma, Alabama For The Right To Vote'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) urged the crowd at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday to fight for the Voting Rights Act in the wake of ...

Dem Rep Draws Huge Praise... At Comic-Con

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

After a month that saw Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) at an emotional peak in Washington over the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act decision, the Congressman...

Ryan J. Reilly

Congressman: Supreme Court Decision 'Made Me Want To Cry'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he wanted to cry after the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights...

Michael McAuliff

Alabama Senator Claims No 'Discrimination Of That Kind' In His State

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- African-American lawmakers -- including Alabamans -- slammed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for claiming there was no discrimination that w...

Michael McAuliff

John Lewis: I Gave Blood For What Supreme Court Took Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People bled and died seeking to end the discrimination addressed by the Voting Rights Act, and the Supreme Court took the country a ste...

Civil Rights Icon Weighs In On Court's Voting Rights Decision

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Civil rights hero and longtime congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) reacted in dismay to the Supreme Court's ruling striking down Section 4 of the Voting Ri...

WATCH GOP Rep To Civil Rights Leader: I'm Sorry

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a leading figure in the civil rights movement, took to the House floor late Wednesday night to call out a colleague over an a...