U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Congressman John Lewis on his most recent trip to Seattle.

In it’s decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 – putting the responsibility on Congress to “update” the sacred rights of all citizens to vote in this democracy.  John Lewis, lifelong civil rights leader who nearly lost his life advocating for civil rights, said it best.

“What the Supreme Court did was to put a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” Lewis told ABC News on Tuesday. “This act helped liberate not just a people but a nation.”

You can read more of Lewis’ stance and the unfolding U.S. Supreme Court decisions here.