ELECTION PROTECTION & VOTING RIGHTS
Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy and that is why Joe believes we must be vigilant in protecting the sacred rights of voters and safeguard our elections against the influence of dark money and foreign interference.
Since his first day in Congress, Joe has been working tirelessly to strengthen the integrity of our electoral and political systems. He is fighting to enact legislation that ends the practice of voter discrimination and voter roll purging, bans foreign interference and spending in U.S. elections, strengthens campaign finance laws, and combats the toxic influence of anonymous corporate money in politics.
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 The 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 2 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 4617 The SHIELD Act
Would close loopholes that allow foreign spending in our elections and would enhance disclosure and transparency requirements.
HR 2977 Democracy Is Strengthened By Casting Light On Spending In Election Act
Would strengthen campaign expenditure reporting requirements and would strengthen the foreign money ban.