Voting Rights Act Extended

American Voicesgovernmentracevoting ISSUE 42•29 Jul 24, 2006

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved a 25-year extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which protected the voting rights of African Americans. What do you think?

  • “OK, 25 more years, but it's over after that, right?”

    Chris Lowe –
    Loan Officer

  • “I understand that two Senators from Idaho and Wyoming abstained–a fact that's sure to cost them several dozen votes in this fall's election.”

    Bobbie Dawn –
    Art Teacher

  • “Are you telling me this issue was actually up for debate? Who are these people running my country and what color are they?”

    Alex Kline –
    Systems Analyst

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