Policy Issue:

Voting Rights and Election Integrity

Voting is a fundamental right of every American citizen over the age of 18. Voting should be easy, accessible, and secure.


The federal government has an important role to play in protecting citizens who seek to vote from unlawful discrimination.  But the federal government does not have the constitutional authority to micromanage local voting rules generally. In the name of voting rights, however, Congress is considering legislation that would override state procedures that are designed to prevent voter fraud and protect election security, unconstitutionally putting the federal government in charge of elections across the country.


Unsecure elections dilute the power of your vote and undermine democracy. Voter fraud has the potential to cancel out legitimate ballots, including those cast by black citizens who have consistently turned out at high rates in recent elections compared to other racial and ethnic groups.  Moreover, it gives rise to a distrust of the American electoral process that can undermine the legitimacy of our leaders. The federal government must protect voting rights while allowing state and local jurisdictions to protect the integrity of our elections.

How Do I Talk About This Issue?

H.R. 1 And Election Integrity

While H.R. 1 has been put forward as a way to protect voting rights, in reality it will make it more difficult for states to ensure that your voice is heard and your vote is secured.

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