Voting Rights Act

Shelby County and Preclearance

Congress passed the VRA to combat entrenched, systemic discrimination that deprived people of color of the right to vote.  

Arizona History w/ Preclearance

While it was in effect, Voting Rights Act preclearance protected Arizona voters from a raft of potentially harmful elections changes. 

Language Protection

Despite passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a combination of governmental indolence and bureaucratic indifference continued to impede citizens of language minority groups from participating in elections