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Just as Dr. King never let travail or difficulty deter him
from the quest for justice, we in the South and the nation must
not let the old opposition, which has fashioned new versions of old arguments, stand in the way of full and complete citizenship for all Americans. Yet that is precisely what they propose, for
we know that without the provision of the Voting Rights Act as a
shield, southern legislators have an unsurpassed ingenuity for
diluting and dissipating the impact of the black vote.

Renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
We are all familiar with the basic requirements of the Voting
Rights Act of 1965 and its extension of 1970. These basic require-
ments include:

1. Eliminating literacy tests;
2. Providing federal examiners for both registration
of disenfranchised minorities and for observation
of election procedures in any covered states or
localities for their potential discriminatory
impact on minorities, and approving or disapproving
such changes.
Evaluating new voting laws in covered states or
localities for their potential discriminatory
impact on minorities, and approving or disapproving
such changes

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Just as Dr. King never let travail or difficulty deter him
from the quest for justice, we in the South and the nation must
not let the old opposition, which has fashioned new versions of old arguments, stand in the way of full and complete citizenship for all Americans. Yet that is precisely what they propose, for
we know that without the provision of the Voting Rights Act as a
shield, southern legislators have an unsurpassed ingenuity for
diluting and dissipating the impact of the black vote.

Renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
We are all familiar with the basic requirements of the Voting
Rights Act of 1965 and its extension of 1970. These basic require-
ments include:

1. Eliminating literacy tests;
2. Providing federal examiners for both registration
of disenfranchised minorities and for observation
of election procedures in any covered states or
localities for their potential discriminatory
impact on minorities, and approving or disapproving
such changes.
Evaluating new voting laws in covered states or
localities for their potential discriminatory
impact on minorities, and approving or disapproving
such changes