"The right to vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democracy. I risked my life defending that right. Some died in the struggle. If we are ever to actualize the true meaning of equality, effective measures such as the Voting Rights Act are still a necessary requirement of democracy."
— John Lewis, a wonderful man (as I know personally) and a U.S. Congressman, writing in Why we still need the Voting Rights Act - The Washington Post