Voting Rights and Campaign Finance
Unaccountable and unregulated money in our elections has diluted the voices of our citizens. Big corporations and special interests have poured millions into our elections, in an attempt to influence politicians. Congress needs to return political power back to the people. Congressman Allred supports measures to overturn the Citizens United ruling, strengthen campaign finance reform, and increase accountability and transparency in our elections.
As a voting and civil rights attorney, Congressman Allred supports the restoring of the Voting Rights Act, ending extreme partisan gerrymandering and reinstating voting rights to those who have paid their debts to society. He is deeply concerned by efforts to erect barriers to voting, and supports measures like expanded early voting making Election Day a federal holiday to make the process more accessible for all citizens.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act, H.R. 4. This bill seeks to protect the right to vote, and takes aim at voter suppression tactics by restoring Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which was weakened by the 2013 Shelby vs. Holder Supreme Court decision. The bill develops a process to determine which states and localities with a recent history of voting rights violations over the last 25 years must preclear election changes with the Department of Justice.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today helped lead the call for passage of the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act. Allred cosponsored the bill and it is expected to pass the House today.
Allred released the following statement after speaking a press conference earlier today:
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, who represents Texas’ 32nd Congressional District and attended the event, said his office will be a resource for constituents who may want to find a job with the census or have fear about responding to it.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) cosponsored the bipartisan Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act to reform the Federal Election Commission (FEC) so it can enforce our nation’s campaign finance and election laws in a non-partisan manner.
Richardson, Texas – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his first six months working for the people of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act of 2019. The bill provides comprehensive election security reform and grants to states to help secure America’s election infrastructure.
Washington, D.C. –– Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) this week announced he has joined the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as an Associate Member along with a total of 11 new Associate Members.
Washington, D.C. –– Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) helped lead an effort urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a debate and an up or down vote on the For the People Act (H.R.1/S. 949). The For the People Act passed the U.S. House in March and is a once-in-a-generation anti-corruption, voting rights, and money in politics reform bill.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the Equality Act, which passed the House with bipartisan support. Allred is a cosponsor of the bill which ensures that civil rights protections for LGBTQ persons are enshrined in federal law.
DALLAS -- Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) joined a bipartisan discussion along with Congressman Lance Gooden (TX-05) and Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) where Allred highlighted his work in Congress for the 32nd District. The panel was organized by the American Jewish Committee as part of their Annual Meeting.