John Kerry: 40 Years After the Voting Rights Act, Let’s Keep the Vote Alive in America

Forty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in our nation’s history. This precious right was earned by brave American citizens who risked their lives to register voters, who marched, who stared down Bull Connor’s police dogs, who faced the billy clubs and tear gas and beatings and lynching, and some who even lost their lives fighting to open up the polls and make the right to vote real for every American. Continue reading