Announcing a series of upcoming policy speeches, Hillary Clinton accepted the American Bar Association‘s highest honor today, the ABA Medal, and spoke to the annual meeting about the importance of the Voting Rights Act. She reminisced about early projects in which she participated as a young lawyer registering voters in Texas and tallying the number of school age children actually attending school in New Bedford Massachusetts.
Igor Bobic 6:19 PM EDT, Monday August 12, 2013
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced Monday that she will deliver a series of policy-oriented speeches on the topics of transparency and national security and their impact on America’s leadership abroad in the “next few months.”
Monday, Aug 12, 2013
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Washington to strive to protect voting rights in a speech Monday afternoon in San Francisco.
In remarks to the American Bar Association, which was honoring her, Clinton warned against the damage she said could be wrought by the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act.
That ruling struck down the formula for determining which counties and states must get pre-clearance from the federal government before changing their voting rules. “By invalidating pre-clearance, the Supreme Court has shifted the burden back onto citizens alleging discrimination,” Clinton said.