"I think it's hypocritical for the Republicans to pretend to reach out to the African-American community unless they say they are going to reauthorize what gave the African-American community political power. I'd love to have the president say whether he's going to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act."
"The chairman of the Republican Party as you know has made a big deal about attracting African-American voters. And this is a litmus test. If you aren't going to support the extension of the Voting Rights Act, I don't know what right you have to go to a black church and show your face." - Howard Dean