Practice-Based Preclearance:

November 5, 2019

Protecting Against Tactics Persistently Used to Silence Minority Communities' Votes

Advancing Justice | AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC), MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), and the (NALEO) National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund have issued a report that explains the need for restoring and strengthening the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) by addressing issues created by a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that undercut a key provision of the act.

The report calls for restoring a practice-based geographic coverage formula for Section 5 and creating a complementary provision that targets the known practices policymakers have repeatedly used to silence growing minority electorates.