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ELECTION PROTECTION & VOTING RIGHTS

The right to vote in free and fair elections is the bedrock of our democracy. But time and time again we’ve seen that right come under attack, including during the dangerous January 6th riots at our nation's capital following the 2020 election. This underscores why we must come together to strengthen voting rights and ensure everyone has the opportunity to make their voices heard. 

 

Since his first day in Congress, Joe has worked diligently to strengthen the integrity of our electoral and political systems. He is fighting to enact legislation that would strengthen voting rights particularly for underserved communities, end practices of voter discrimination such as voter roll purging, and strengthen campaign finance laws to limit the influence of dark money in elections.


In Congress, Joe has co-sponsored the following legislation:
 

HR 1 For The People Act

Would implement sweeping anti-corruption measures to expand and protect Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules across all three branches of government.

HR 4 John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Would restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and would eliminate states' ability to continue discriminatory practices that suppress voter turnout.

HJ Res 1 Democracy For All Amendment

Would reverse Supreme Court Decisions like Citizens United by enshrining in the Constitution the right of the American people to enact state and federal laws that regulate spending in public elections.

HR 1334 DISCLOSE Act

Would strengthen campaign expenditure reporting requirements and would strengthen the foreign money ban.