Cowan: Supreme Court's Decision Weakens Voting Rights Act

Statement

By:  Mo Cowan
Date: June 25, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act:

"Today's decision by the Supreme Court turned back years of progress that our country made to ensure that every single American, regardless of race, sex or where they live, can fairly participate in our democracy. I am extremely disappointed that the Court chose to weaken the Voting Rights Act by striking down such an important section, and I sincerely hope that Congress can come together and move swiftly to rectify this detrimental action. So many before us have fought for the right to vote, and it is our responsibility as a country to honor that work and preserve this sacred freedom. I will continue to fight against any further erosion of this right."