|Cherylyn Harley LeBon|
More: "Cherylyn Harley LeBon, a former senior counsel for the US Senate judiciary committee and a co-founder of Project 21, told the Guardian that her group — which represents numerous high-profile black conservatives — supports the scrapping of Section 5 because she believes America had changed so much since the law was signed."
The article continues: "'Now we are in 2013, and the Voting Rights Act was something that came from a historical context. We need to update the law and this part of it is no longer needed,' Harley LeBon said. She said her own father had hailed from the deep south and had left the region at times to get away from racial discrimination, but she insisted changing the act now was still the right thing to do. 'Just because issues may be difficult to deal with does not mean they should not be dealt with,' she said."