Voting Rights and Campaign Finance Reform
The right to vote is the cornerstone of American Democracy. For decades, we have made progress in expanding the right to vote but recent political trends have jeopardized that progress.
Congress must make meaningful reforms to ensure access to the ballot box is expanded and that election integrity is protected. We should support efforts that make it easier to vote: automatic voter registration, expansion of early voting, and the restoration of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Additionally, we must address the proliferation of dark money in politics, which perverts our political process and erodes the will of the people.
Lastly, we must ensure our democratic institutions are protected against the foreign interference and cyber attacks that sow division and skepticism within our political process.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a comprehensive election reform and anti-corruption package:
“Today, I proudly voted to expand and protect voting rights, limit the influence of money in politics, and prevent public officials from exploiting their positions for financial gain.
Washington, DC - Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) introduced the Our Homes Our Votes Act, a bill that facilitates voter registration for residents of federally subsidized housing by allowing them to register to vote as they sign their lease. The bill has 18 original cosponsors.
Washington, DC – Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) partnered with the National Partnership for New Americans today in a virtual rally and press conference marking National Voter Registration Day with a call for new Americans to amplify their voice and vote this November. Rep. García was joined by Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Judy Chu (D-CA) and Norma Torres (D-CA), as well as Judge Lina Hidalgo of Harris County, TX, Angelica Salas of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and Nicole Melaku of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA).
Congressman Chuy García votes to pass the For the People Act, a historic package of democracy reforms, ethics standards, and voting protections to ensure government works for the people and not special interests.
Washington, DC- Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García voted in support of H.R. 1, The For The People Act, a historic reform package to fight corruption and protect democracy in our country.
“Today we passed a historic package of democracy reforms, ethics standards, and voting protections to ensure government works for the public interest, not special interests.