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The state of Alabama, Republican driven, is forging ahead with an effort to do away with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. While many agree because of the fact that America has come a long way since the mid-1960s, these protections are far too important to too many Americans to be eliminated. Who can even guess what the Republican Party has in mind, especially in the South but elsewhere as well, if this law can be removed? There are all sorts of things imaginable, and especially after witnessing the last election and all its fiascos including long, long lines and intimidations, among other tactics, I would not put anything past what the Republicans might try. If it can be imagined, they will try it. Even Justice Scalia has chimed in, saying the need for these minority protections has simply gone away. How can he be allowed to judge ANYTHING, given his apparent bigoted feelings? Please write and email Congress, letting them know that there is no harm in keeping this law intact. No one is being hurt by it in any way, so why not just leave it alone? I say even if it protects even one American, it is worth having.