Rep. John Lewis on the Voting Rights Act

Atlanta Progressive News
June 29, 2006
APN Chat with Rep. John Lewis on the Voting Rights Act Renewal
By Matthew Cardinale, APN News Editor and National Correspondent

‘I’m shocked, I’m surprised, and I’m also very saddened, to relive some of these issues over again, using some of the same language that was used in the 1950s and 1960s,’ US Rep. John Lewis told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview.

‘I think the Voting Rights Act was good and necessary in 1965 and it is still good and necessary in 2006,’ Rep. Lewis said.

Congressman Lewis’s comments are in response to the fact that two Georgia Republican Congressmen delayed a US House vote on reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act
just two days ago, on June 27, 2006.

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