End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder:
“On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Shelby County v. Holder. Nine years later, we are continuing to see the negative ramifications of this decision with the passage of a slew of anti-voting laws across the country that particularly target communities of color.
“Voting is an essential part of our democracy. It allows us to settle our differences at the ballot box and gives a voice to every American on the issues that matter most to them. The radical, dark money backed Supreme Court has endangered that right with the Shelby County v. Holder and the Brnovich v. DNC decisions that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and has allowed extremist, partisan Republican legislators to discriminate and put up barriers to voting in certain communities.
“It is imperative for the sake of our democracy and protecting Americans’ freedom to vote that Congress takes action and passes legislation to restore the full protections that the Constitution guarantees every voter.”