Senate Testimony for Hearing on “Restoring the Voting Rights Act: Combating Discriminatory Abuses”

September 22, 2021

President and Executive Director John C. Yang submits this testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on The Constitution

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) has been vital to the prevention of actual and threatened discrimination aimed at Asian Americans in national and local elections, and for increasing their access to the ballot.

This testimony outlines the need to restore section 5 of the VRA to protect Asian American voters and how the Shelby County v. Holder decision in 2013 invalidated the key enforcement provision and made voting discrimination harder to stop. 

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