News from Representative Cummings

September 30, 2016

Dear Friend,

I am proud to deliver this week’s Congressional Black Caucus Message to America: Protecting our Progress at the Ballot Box.

This year, for the first time in 50 years, our nation will have a presidential election without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act.

In the years since the Supreme Court’s devastating 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which rolled back many of the protections that have guaranteed access to the ballot box for African Americans, Republican-controlled state governments nationwide dozens of states have passed some of the most egregious voter suppression legislation since Jim Crow.

Congress has a moral duty to do all we can to ensure that every American has a voice in our democracy.

Please click here to watch the message.


Elijah E. Cummings
Member of Congress

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