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E-ALERT: Celebrating the Constitution and Protecting Voters Rights


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Today marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. This founding document establishes the ideals that our nation is based upon, including giving citizens the right to vote. Since then, several amendments have expanded and protected this sacred right.

Unfortunately, voting rights are now at risk due to a series of discriminatory and restrictive voter identification laws enacted at the state level. If these laws stand, they will impede the democratic process and prevent many from exercising their fundamental right to vote. To learn more about how states are attempting to disenfranchise voters follow this link.

I am committed to ensuring this fundamental right. I am a proud cosponsor of H.R. 5799, Representative John Lewis' Voter Empowerment Act. If enacted, this bill will protect voters' rights and ensure the integrity of our electoral system. It will modernize voter registration and protect the ability of individuals to exercise their right to vote in elections for Federal office. This bill now has 140 cosponsors in the House of Representatives. For more information on the Voter Empowerment Act please click here.

I am against restrictive voter identification laws and will continue fighting to protect the right to vote. I will work with my colleagues to ensure that all eligible citizens are able to participate in our democracy.



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