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From Public Citizen: “Voting discrimination still exists; no one doubts that.” 
But “our country has changed.” And with that line, written six years ago today in the disgraceful Shelby County v. Holder U.S. Supreme Court decision, Chief Justice John Roberts gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — unleashing a wave of voter suppression across the nation. The Shelby ruling has facilitated rampant racial discrimination at the polls.  Soon after the decision, Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Virginia rushed to impose various measures to suppress voting by African-Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. And that trend has only worsened. More than two dozen states have imposed new voting restrictions since 2010.  This is a fixable problem: H.R. 4 would restore the Voting Rights Act and stop us from turning into a country with separate and unequal voting laws. We either are a country that forbids racial discrimination and guarantees a vote to everyone, or we aren’t.  Sign our petition urging Congress to pass H.R. 4, legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act and undo the shame of the Shelby County decision.