Protecting Access to the Ballot Box
Whether you are an elderly member of our community, serving in our armed forces overseas, or a young university student whose personal documents are not with them at college, I firmly believe that all citizens should have equal access to the ballot box. Democracy thrives when all citizens can voice their concerns. We have come too far to allow misguided State laws to add bureaucratic red tape to the ballot box, and I will continue working in Congress to ensure that the voices of all voters are heard. Texas will do best when more of its citizens can participate in deciding our shared future. I have sponsored several campaign finance reform bills and legislation to restore voting rights.
I am a sponsor of the Voting Rights Amendment Act, an important bill that would restore and update sections of the Voting Rights Act that a divided Supreme Court struck down in Shelby County v. Holder. I am also a sponsor of several campaign finance bills to reverse the effects of the disastrous Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and to ensure citizens' voices determine elections rather than corporate influence.