NAACP Pleased with Supreme Court Ruling on National Voter Registration Act

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    On Monday, the NAACP released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling that Arizona’s proof of citizenship requirement is preempted by the federal law requiring states use the federal voter registration form:

    “State government should encourage voting, not discourage it,” said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “The Supreme Court made the right decision to strike down Arizona’s proof-of-citizenship law. We need to find innovative ways to make voting easier and more accessible for Americans, rather than coming up with new ways to suppress it.”

    “Any victory for the National Voting Rights Act is a victory for our voters,” said Jotaka Eaddy, Senior Director, Voting Rights. “Today’s decision reaffirms the importance of the National Voting Rights Act. It is a victory for voters and our Democracy.”

    Read the opinion of the case here:
    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-71_7l48.pdf

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