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Published:August 11th, 2015 14:52 EST

Obama Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: Video

By SOP newswire3

In this week`s address, the President celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by underscoring the importance of one of the most fundamental rights of our democracy " that all of us are created equal and that each of us deserves a voice. The enactment of the Voting Rights Act wasn`t easy " it was the product of sacrifice from countless men and women who risked so much to protect every person`s right to vote.


The President reminded us about their struggle and that while our country is a better place because of it, there is still work to be done. He promised to continue to push Congress for new legislation to protect everyone`s right to the polls, and asked that all Americans, regardless of party, use every opportunity possible to exercise the fundamental right to vote.

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