Terri Sewell to host congressional forum on current state of U.S. voting rights

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US Rep Terri Sewell

In an effort to to raise awareness about the importance of protecting voting rights and to urge Congress to support legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) will host “Restore the Vote: A Congressional Forum on the Current State of Voting Rights in America” on Saturday.

Joined by 11 of her House colleagues — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Hank Jonson (GA-04), Rep. Stacy Plaskett (VI), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33), Rep. John Lewis (GA-05), Rep. Jim Clyburn (SC-06), Rep. John Conyers (MI-13), Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) —  Sewell will hear directly from voters about their concerns and modern-day challenges to voting. According to Sewell’s office, issues that will be discussed include the effects of the Shelby decision, current barriers to the ballot box and the need for Congress to act to protect the right to vote for all Americans

The event will take place at the Birmingham City Council Chambers at City Hall from 1 to 3 p.m.

Terri Sewell Congressional Forum Flyer

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