Speak Out: Voting crisis for Alabama
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Calhoun County Democrats are expressing their disappointment at the Supreme Court’s dismantling of the Voting Rights Act through their decision.

“The ruling to strike down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is a direct insult to those who have ever fought for civil rights.”

For almost 50 years, the Voting Rights Act has helped uphold the right to vote for millions of Americans, but this decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has almost guaranteed that voting discrimination will continue.

Remembering the historically prevalent problems of the past that Alabama and other Southern states have had with voting discrimination, Calhoun County Democrats see the Supreme Court decision as most disappointing. The assurance that voting is fair and everyone has a voice regardless of age, faith, color, education or creed has been threatened.

The Calhoun County Democrats believe in the equality of all people and fairness of our rights and access to the ballot box. We will work harder in 2014 to see that there are no disenfranchised voters.

This is not a victory for Alabama. It is a voting crisis.

Sheila Gilbert
Calhoun County Democrats
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