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Congressman Ruben Gallego to Host Community Discussion on the Need to Restore the Voting Rights Act

October 20, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC –

Congressman Ruben Gallego will host a community dialogue on the need to restore the Voting Rights Act, along with a celebration of the VRA’s 50th anniversary in collaboration with his African American Advisory Council.

Civil rights leaders from Arizona, including Mrs. Madge Copeland, Rev. Dr. George Benjamin Brooks, and Gov. Raul Castro will be honored during the event.

The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Phoenix College’s Bulpitt Auditorium, 1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013.

Congressman Gallego issued the following statement:

“The Voting Rights Act has played a crucial role in protecting Americans’ right to vote. But the Republican Congress has refused to allow a renewed and strengthened Voting Rights Act to come to the House floor.

“We cannot stand idly by while hardworking Americans are disenfranchised and left without a voice in our democracy. It’s time to take real and meaningful steps to restore the Voting Rights Act and make sure that every American has access to the ballot box.”