Civil rights veteran John Lewis urges black clergy to ‘fix’ Voting Rights Act

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Civil rights veteran and congressman John Lewis urged black clergy to work for changes in the Voting Rights Act on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that removed key provisions of the law on Thursday (June 25, 2015) at the Rayburn House Office Building. Religion News Service photo by Adelle M. Banks

Civil rights veteran and congressman John Lewis urged black clergy to work for changes in the Voting Rights Act on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that removed key provisions of the law on Thursday (June 25, 2015) at the Rayburn House Office Building. Religion News Service photo by Adelle M. Banks

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Some 70 pastors and other religious leaders headed to lawmakers’ offices to press for changes in the Voting Rights Act.