After hearing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder criticize a Texas law that requires a photo ID for voting, delegates of the NAACP today waved green voting cards to approve a resolution expressing “strong support” for Holder’s efforts to “enhance and protect voting rights” of Americans.
Holder spoke this morning at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People convention, which runs through July 12 in Houston.
Holder’s remarks in Houston came as a hearing in federal district court in Washington, D.C., continues on Texas’ new voter ID law. Texas wants a three-judge panel in D.C. to allow the state to implement the voter ID law, which Holder’s office has rejected. Texas will need to prove the law is not discriminatory, reported the Blog of Legal Times.
During his remarks, Holder vowed to aggressively uphold voter rights.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys