|Hoyer, House & Senate Democrats Reintroduce Comprehensive Voting Rights Bill|
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Congressman John Lewis (GA-5), Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (SC-6), Congressman John Conyers (MI-13), and ongressman Robert Brady (PA-1) reintroduced the Voter Empowerment Act in the House of Representatives. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York introduced a companion version in the Senate. The Voter Empowerment Act will help ensure equal access to the ballot for every eligible voter, will modernize our voter registration system to help more Americans participate, and takes steps to eliminate deceptive practices and voter fraud that deter voters from casting their ballots.
“I am proud to be joining Rep. John Lewis, a hero of the Civil Rights Movement, in reintroducing the Voter Empowerment Act on the anniversary of the 24th Amendment, which banned the discriminatory
As more and more stories of voting problems emerge from last year’s general election, Democrats are continuing to press the issue of ensuring Americans’ voting rights through Congressional action,