Virginia just approved the Equal Rights Amendment. Now what?
Virginia became the 38th state to vote in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment, meeting the threshold necessary to make it part of the U.S. Constitution. However, the ERA could still face significant legal and legislative challenges. Julie Suk, a professor at the City University of New York, joined "Red & Blue" to explain what comes next.
Nina Totenberg, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent and Ruth Bader Ginsberg's friend for five decades, and Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the impact that Justice Ginsburg's legal career had on promoting equal rights. Aired on 9/21/2020. While delivering the eulogy at the funeral for civil rights icon John Lewis, former President Barack Obama calls on politicians to revitalize the voting rights law, "the law he was wiling to die for." Aired on 07/30/2020. Fifty-five years ago, the Voting Rights Act was signed in to law. CBS News contributor Antjuan Seawright joins CBSN to discuss unprecedented challenges for the voting process amid the coronavirus pandemic. Martin Luther King III has criticised US voter suppression, something John Lewis spent his life fighting against.
He called for the Senate to pass legislation that would restore voting rights, recently approved by the House of Representatives.
"Congressman Lewis wanted to make it possible for all of us to vote," he said.