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June 25, 2013

Governor Quinn Statement on Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965:

“Voting is a fundamental right in our democracy, and the Voting Rights Act has been a critical and effective means to guarantee that right.

“I am disappointed by the Supreme Court decision announced today, which halts nearly 50 years of civil rights progress.

“I join President Obama in urging Congress to pass new legislation that will ensure every American has equal access to the polls. I will contact the members of Illinois’ Congressional delegation and urge them to make this a priority.”


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