League of Women Voters of Falmouth to host public program October 15

Voting Rights Act of 1965 to be featured

The League of Women Voters of Falmouth will host a public program on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Falmouth Town Hall.

The featured topic is the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The act's history will be discussed as well as the 2013 Supreme Court decision altering its scope. Changes to voting rights, especially those in Massachusetts will also be discussed.

The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965. According to History.com, it is regarded as "one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in US history."

The League of Women Voters of Falmouth is a non-partisan political organization. Men and women are encouraged to become members. For more information, visit the organization's website here.

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