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Raphael Warnock: To honor John Lewis, reauthorize the Voting Rights Act

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July 29th 2020

The late civil rights icon and Georgia Congressmember John Lewis is being mourned by the nation as his body makes the journey from Alabama to Washington D.C. to Georgia. Rev. Raphael Warnock, currently running as a Democrat for Senate in Georgia, says that "even as we celebrate and honor John Lewis, the patron saint of voting rights," we must remember that "he hailed from the state which, in many instances, is ground zero for voter suppression." Warnock also points out that the Voting Rights Act, a law "dipped in the blood of John Lewis," has not been reauthorized by Congress since 2006 because Senate Republicans have steadfastly blocked it. #DemocracyNow Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 Daily Email Digest: https://democracynow.org/subscribe


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