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Louisiana Democratic Party Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act

Louisiana Democrats Vow to Continue Fight for Equal Access to the Ballot Box

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Karen Carter Peterson today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

“Democrats across the nation and here in Louisiana are disappointed in today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, but we are not discouraged. We vow to continue the fight to ensure every citizen — regardless of race, economic background, age and gender — has equal access to the ballot box. There is nothing more American than the act of voting, and we must remember how hard those who went before us fought to make sure all Americans can exercise this right.

“Republicans have continued to push for laws that would make it harder for Americans to vote. Democrats will vigorously oppose those efforts and work for legislation to expand the franchise. If just one eligible voter is turned away from the polls, our entire democracy is diminished.”

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