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Statement from PONAN on Ohio Voter Suppression Supreme Court Ruling

Jun 11

STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON SUPREME COURT DECISION UPHOLDING OHIO’S MISGUIDED VOTER SUPPRESSION EFFORTS
 
NEW YORK (June 11, 2018) — Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of National Action Network (NAN), issued the following statement following this morning’s Supreme Court decision upholding the way Ohio purges its voter rolls:
 
“Today’s Supreme Court decision marks an outrageous backwards step for voting rights. This kind of codified voter suppression disproportionately impacts people of color and marginalized communities that are already underrepresented at the ballot box, and could mean further disenfranchisement for millions of eligible voters across the country when other states adopt similar laws. We at National Action Network have no patience for ongoing efforts to deny these Americans their constitutional right to vote – we will remain vigilant in fighting voter suppression in the courts, the legislature, and our community partners to tear down barriers to voting.”