August 02, 2005
Rev. Jesse Jackson explained the urgency behind the push to reauthorize the VRA in a recent article about the upcoming march to commemorate the VRA:
"So there is a need to establish a new record of evidence to document for Congress the continued need for the Voting Rights Act enforcement provisions, and to set forth the history of racial discrimination in voting since the 1982 reauthorization."
Lots of events are planned to rally support for VRA. Marches are taking place down South.
Saturday, August 6, 2005: Atlanta, Georgia
Keep The Vote Alive!, Pro-Democracy March & Rally sponsored by the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition