Without access to the ballot box, democracy will come to a halt. Every eligible American should be able to cast their vote and make their voices heard through participating in our most fundamental American right.
In Pennsylvania, I saw just how rampant voter suppression was. In response, I offered an amendment to H.R. 1 that would require states to offer ten hours per day of early voting for the fifteen days prior to Election Day. This enables people who can’t easily take time off during the day to vote. I am pleased this amendment was adopted because it will help move our country in the right direction by expanding early voting.
We cannot pretend to have a democracy without fighting for the right to vote for every and all eligible Americans. I intend to uphold my promise to my community: put the power of democracy back in the hands of the people who sent me to Washington.