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Congress: Reauthorize section of Voting Rights Act (access required)

By Rep. Steve GallardoThe current voting rights of minorities in Arizona are at risk because Congress has not reauthorized Section 5 of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 set to expire in 2007. Members of Congress are scheduled to break for the 4th of July. In all, about 45 days remain in their session. I ...

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