NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: Aug. 6, 2010
Thurman Statement Recognizing the 45th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
Today is the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, which occurred on August 6, 1965. In recognition of that occasion, Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman issued the following statement:
“Today, on the 45th anniversary of the day President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, I would like to join with Americans across the country in commemorating the incredible courage and dedication of all those who fought for the passage of the Voting Rights Act. In the more than four decades since the Voting Rights Act became law, the dream of those civil rights activists has become reality – here in Florida and all across our country, Americans of all backgrounds are voting, running for office, and serving in government.
“The greatest aspirations of the Voting Rights Act are evident in our volunteers’ dedicated efforts to make sure Americans are engaged in the political process. And we will continue to fight to ensure that all voices are heard in our party, in our elections, and in our government.”