Washington, D.C. (June 8, 2023) – Today, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Allen v. Milligan:
“Today's decision is a welcome affirmation of the nation’s obligation to protect our most sacred Constitutional right and a rejection of the ongoing efforts to further dismantle voting rights protections in Alabama and across the country. As a civil rights organization dedicated to economic and social justice, we recognize that unfettered access to the ballot box is essential to achieving the equitable, inclusive, “more perfect union” that we seek.
“While today’s decision was a win for democracy, it is not enough. We urge the swift consideration and passage of comprehensive voting rights reform measures, including the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. We look forward to seeing the other decisions that the Supreme Court issues that could potentially impact civil rights protections and democracy – including the gerrymandering case Moore v. Harper – moving forward.”