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The 1965 Voting Rights Act prohibited government from imposing any

  • I oppose reforming current Voting Rights Act policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) or Leader Charles Schumer (NY).
  • I support: 1.) Establishing new criteria for determining which states and political subdivisions must obtain preclearance before changes to voting practices in these areas may take effect. 2.) Declaring that a state and all of its political subdivisions shall be subject to preclearance of voting practice changes for a 10-year period if: (a.) 15 or more voting rights violations occurred in the state during the previous 25 years. (b.) 10 or more violations occurred during the previous 25 years, at least one of which was committed by the state itself. 3.) Requiring all jurisdictions to preclear changes to requirements for documentation to vote that make the requirements more stringent than federal requirements for voters who register by mail or state law. 4.) Specifying practices jurisdictions meeting certain thresholds regarding racial minority groups, language minority groups or minority groups on Indian land, must preclear before implementing. These practices include changes to methods of election, changes to jurisdiction boundaries, redistricting, changes to voting locations and opportunities and changes to voter registration list maintenance. 5.) Expanding the circumstances under which a court may retain the authority to preclear voting changes made by a state or political subdivision, or the Department of Justice may assign election observers. 6.) Requiring states and political subdivisions to notify the public of changes to voting practices. 7.) Revising the circumstances under which a court must grant preliminary injunctive relief in a challenge to voting practices. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) and/or Rep. Terri Sewell (AL), and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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  • I support: 1.) Establishing new criteria for determining which states and political subdivisions must obtain preclearance before changes to voting practices in these areas may take effect. 2.) Declaring that a state and all of its political subdivisions shall be subject to preclearance of voting practice changes for a 10-year period if: (a.) 15 or more voting rights violations occurred in the state during the previous 25 years. (b.) 10 or more violations occurred during the previous 25 years, at least one of which was committed by the state itself. 3.) Requiring all jurisdictions to preclear changes to requirements for documentation to vote that make the requirements more stringent than federal requirements for voters who register by mail or state law. 4.) Specifying practices jurisdictions meeting certain thresholds regarding racial minority groups, language minority groups or minority groups on Indian land, must preclear before implementing. These practices include changes to methods of election, changes to jurisdiction boundaries, redistricting, changes to voting locations and opportunities and changes to voter registration list maintenance. 5.) Expanding the circumstances under which a court may retain the authority to preclear voting changes made by a state or political subdivision, or the Department of Justice may assign election observers. 6.) Requiring states and political subdivisions to notify the public of changes to voting practices. 7.) Revising the circumstances under which a court must grant preliminary injunctive relief in a challenge to voting practices. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) and/or Rep. Terri Sewell (AL), and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
Trustee Candidates

  • Senator
    If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing the Senate version of H.R.4. If more than $1,000 has been pledged to this issue, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Terri Sewell (AL) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

    Legislation: H.R.4 - Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (passed House 7/27/20)
    Sponsor: Rep. Terri Sewell (AL)
    Status: Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    Chairman: Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC)

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    If elected as a trustee, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for restoring the pre-clearance requirement and updating Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act.

    About: The NAACP is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

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