Oct 7, 2021
This week, Senate Democrats officially introduced the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which was approved by the House of Representatives several months ago. This comes amid a year in which 19 states have passed laws making it harder for citizens to vote, according to a recent report. Sherrilyn Ifill, the President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, joined Errol to talk about the decades-long battle over voting rights and explain the current legislation. She also discussed voter suppression efforts and talked about the push to desegregate public schools, including in New York City. And she weighed in on the debate over police reform.
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