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Rep. Jackson Lee Commemorates 53rd Anniversary of Voting Rights Act
August 09, 2018
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record Aug. 7, commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today not just to commemorate the landmark achievement of 53 years ago but to inform our colleagues and the nation of the need to redouble and rededicate our efforts to the work that remains to be done to protect the right of all Americans to vote free from discrim . . .

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