Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Action Fund, issued the below statement on the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, taking place on
Saturday, August 6. In 2013, the Supreme court decision
Shelby County v. Holder
gutted the Voting Rights Act, which heavily affected the electoral process for marginalized communities and
people of color. We are better off when more people have a voice in our political process — we should be passing laws that make it easier to vote, not harder.