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  •  ACLU History: Guaranteeing the Right to Vote (1+ / 0-)
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    '[T]he vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.'
    -- President Lyndon B. Johnson, at the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    The right to vote is essential to our democracy. To deny any eligible voter that opportunity is to undermine the fundamental freedoms that define who we are as a nation. Through its Voting Rights Project, the ACLU has continually challenged laws and requirements that diminish free speech and our democratic process.

    Voter Suppression: Voting rights are under attack in this country as state legislatures nationwide pass voter suppression laws under the pretext of preventing voter fraud and safeguarding election integrity. These voter suppression laws take many forms, and collectively lead to significant burdens for eligible voters trying to exercise their most fundamental constitutional right.

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