Our country was founded on the principle that we all are created equal. Living up to that promise means it is wrong to pass laws, like Arizona’s, that block some eligible Americans from voting and deny them the opportunity to participate equally in our democracy. Congress has taken steps to protect our fundamental right to vote — so must the Supreme Court.
Myrna Pérez serves as senior counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.