The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA)
Are you wondering why all of a sudden the news is talking about polling stations being closed, voter rolls being purged, and long lines at polling sites? Don’t we have a Voter Rights law which prevents states from arbitrarily restricting voting? Well, yes and no. The Supreme Court struck down part of that law. And now, Congress needs to fix it.
On December 6, 2019, by a bi-partisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act. However, it wasn’t passed in the Senate, so now Congress has to start over.