Posted on March 03, 2005Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., today introduced House Joint Resolution 28 for a third consecutive Congress. The resolution proposes to add a new affirmative individual 'right to vote' amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He introduced it with 54 original co-sponsors.
Jackson said, "I first introduced the Voting Rights Amendment
on November 6, 2001... During the entire 107th Congress the bill had
zero co-sponsors. It was re-introduced in the 108th Congress - with no
original co-sponsors - and after two years of hard work 45 members
signed on as co-sponsors. The fact that we have 54 original co-sponsors
in the 109th Congress shows that the idea of adding a Voting Rights
Amendment to the Constitution is growing by leaps and bounds."