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        The Right to Vote | John Lewis: Get in the Way

        John Lewis was one of the many who fought long and hard for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and as an elected member of Congress, he was a beneficiary of this legislation. Yet hard-won rights are not necessarily secure. In the Shelby County v. Holder ruling of 2013, the Supreme Court struck down key sections of this legislation, and, as Lewis says, “stabbed the Voting Rights to its very heart.”

        Visit the John Lewis: Get in the Way educational guide and program website for more information.

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