In 2013 the Supreme Court removed key provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Since then, Republican governors and lawmakers across the country have proposed and passed laws making it harder to vote. They have systematically disenfranchised millions of voters—particularly people of color, poor people, and young people. The Republican agenda is rigged to help Wall Street, not ordinary people. Instead of changing their ways, Republicans are changing who can vote. This goes against the core principles of our country and needs to be stopped.
This issue is particularly important to Florida, where Governor Rick Scott has done everything in his power to restrict the vote and is vocally opposed to the ballot amendment to restore rights to ex-felons. Governor Scott has also obstructed voting access to students on college campuses in Florida. In Congress, I’ll stand up for voting rights for all Americans.