We should be enacting and enforcing laws that make it easier, not harder, for citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote. We must fight for a better system to determine our representation, eliminate partisan bias, and work for an equitable voting process.
In Congress, I have worked to ensure that we are enacting legislation and enforcing laws that make it easier, not harder, for citizens to vote.
I was proud to co-sponsor the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which restores the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by developing a process to determine which states must pre-clear election changes with the Department of Justice and requires a nationwide, practice-based pre-clearance of known discriminatory practices.
A member of the Voting Rights Caucus, I also co-sponsored the For the People Act of 2019, which automatically registers eligible voters, allows same-day voter registration, and permits online voter registration; makes Election Day a federal holiday, compels states to create independent commissions to oversee redistricting, and addresses concerns surrounding election security among its provisions. I co-sponsored the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act to protect our elections from foreign interference.