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Fighting Voter Suppression Legislation

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Voter suppression legislation was introduced in all but 5 states. Virginia actually enhanced the number of documents you could use for Voter ID and defeated Photo ID.

What does it take to beat back voter suppression legislation in the 21st century?

Special Guest

Dr. William Ferguson Reid

Dr. Reid fought for Doctor’s rights to practice medicine in Richmond and was the co-founder of the Richmond Crusade for voters which registered and educated voters. According to Senator Henry Marsh, "If the Crusade for Voters endorsed you, you won."Dr. Reid, was elected in 1967 to represent the 35th House District, consisting of Henrico County and the City of Richmond. He became the first African American elected to the General Assembly of Virginia since Reconstruction and served three terms in the House of Delegates.