NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford signs bill extending Voting Rights Act for 7 years New law stops discrimination against Chicanos, Indians, Eskimos and Asian Americans All literacy tests forbidden.
REPORTER: John Hart
(Pearsall, Texas) Town close to Mexico. 70% population Chicancos; 76% elected representatives white. [Mex.-American leader Modesto RODRIGUEZ - describes how Chicanos are intimidated if they want to vote.] [Texas state Mark WHITE - supports right of all Americans to vote. Unfair punitive measures applied to Texas. We beg people to vote.]
REPORTER: George Lewis
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