BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Tuesday marks the 6th Anniversary of the Shelby County vs. Holder Ruling. In that case, the Supreme Court removed parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that required certain states to get federal clearance before making changes to the voting laws.
In an effort to restore the Voting Rights Act, a Shelby Outrage rally was held Tuesday morning by the ‘Lift our Vote’ organization. The Shelby County NAACP and several activists gathered outside of the Shelby county courthouse to push the fight and make sure that every eligible voter can have their voices heard.
Organizers say the purpose of the rally is to bring awareness to the importance of all eligible voters having the right and equal access to voting facilities and polling sites. Shelby outrage rally activists say it is very important that every voter make it to the polls without any interference.
The Shelby County NAACP says that is it time to end the voter suppression. and time to restore the vision of the Voting Rights Acts. The group is calling on state lawmakers to bring the bill before Congress in order to get the Voter Rights Act in place. The rally is a part of a week-long campaign called Shelby Outrage that calls on the reinstatement of the voting rights.