Voting Rights Act Alabama http://apr.org en Civil Rights Leaders Promise to Protest Ruling http://apr.org/post/civil-rights-leaders-promise-protest-ruling <p>Alabama civil rights leaders say they'll be creative as they plan ways to protest the Supreme Court decision to throw out part of the landmark Voting Rights Act.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Speaking at a news conference on the Capitol steps in Montgomery on Thursday, Democratic state Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma urged Alabama residents to participate in an Aug. 24 recreation of the March on Washington.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; He also encouraged local protests of the ruling, which black leaders say pushes back gains made since the 1960s.<br> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:42:05 +0000 The Associated Press 33165 at http://apr.org Civil Rights Leaders Promise to Protest Ruling