Protecting the Right to Vote
Our democracy is under attack by Republican state legislatures across the country. It’s on Congress to act now to secure the right to vote for every American.
Missouri. Georgia. Arizona. Michigan. The GOP is pulling out every last stop to strip the right to vote from Black, brown, and Indigenous voters. I refuse to let them get away with it.
On just my third day in Congress, I introduced a resolution to investigate and expel the members of Congress who worked to overturn the results of the election and in turn incited a deadly insurrection that put the lives of countless congressional staff, service and custodial workers, public safety officers, and members of Congress at risk.
Now, in statehouses across the country, the attack on our democracy is being waged through legislation. Banning water at polling stations. Mandating voter ID laws. Stripping away early voting options.
At a time when dark money is already devastating our democracy, we need to act swiftly to make sure everyone’s voices are heard at the ballot box.
As your Congresswoman, I have:
- Used my perch on the House Judiciary Committee to hold high-profile hearings on protecting the right to vote against Republican attacks.
- Used my perch on the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties to Co-sponsored H.R.1, the For The People Act, to get dark money out of politics, expand voter registration efforts, secure the right to vote for all, and end partisan gerrymandering.
- Co-sponsored H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to protect voters from discrimination and restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
- Led a letter of a coalition of nearly 100 members calling for the abolishment of the filibuster to pass voting rights and the rest of the Democratic agenda.
- Led an amendment that received an historic level of congressional support to restore the right to vote to individuals who are incarcerated.
- Refused to accept a penny of corporate PAC money.