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EMILYs List Statement on Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Voting Rights Act in Alabama Redistricting Case

June 8, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Voting Rights Act in Allen v. Milligan, an Alabama redistricting case. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement: 

“This is a monumental win for the state of Alabama. For years, Black men and women have been at the center of social change, facing injustice, and inequality, yet have received little in return while watching Republicans across the country plan coordinated attacks to disintegrate access to the ballot box before our eyes. This decision lays a precedent for similar redistricting cases in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, and across the country, where Republicans have gerrymandered rights away from already disproportionately impacted communities. Voting is one of the most powerful tools we have. To be fairly represented means Alabamians have a seat at the table and the opportunity to protect their most fundamental rights.”
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