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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Texas is one of several states where Republican lawmakers have moved to introduce restrictive voting laws in the aftermath of the general election where former President Donald Trump falsely claimed the election was stolen from him. Amy Gardner, national political reporter at the Washington Post, and Texas Congressman Colin Allred joined The Takeaway to discuss what's at stake in Texas and how fraught the fight over voting rights has become.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for H.R. 1, the For The People Act. Allred is a cosponsor of this bill that would establish automatic and same-day voter registration, end partisan gerrymandering, stop voter purges, and restrict voter ID laws. He introduced the Shell Company Abuse Act and the Know Your Polling Place Act which were included in the legislation that passed the House.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the Equality Act, which passed the House with bipartisan support. Allred is an original cosponsor of the bill which would codify civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans in federal law.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) introduced the Know Your Polling Place Act and the Shell Company Abuse Act, bills that will make our democracy more secure and accessible. The Know Your Polling Place Act would require states to notify voters of changes in their polling place and ensure accommodations are made for voters that show up at the wrong polling place. The Shell Company Abuse Act, which Allred is leading with Rep.
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) introduced the Shell Company Abuse Act. This legislation would make it a felony to use or create an American shell company to conceal illegal political spending by foreign nationals.
NFL Network's Will Selva joins the roundtable with U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez and Colin Alfred to discuss the importance of voting.
DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a short survey seeking feedback and input from North Texans in the 32nd District regarding the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Allred has been a vocal champion of the USPS and has voted to provide additional resources so it can continue stable and reliable mail operations during this pandemic. This comes after reports and photos of dismantled machines at a North Texas USPS facility.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for the Delivering for America Act, a bill that would prevent the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from making operational changes impacting the delivery of the mail. The bill would maintain service standards and prohibit USPS from implementing any changes to the operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. It passed the House with bipartisan support and Allred is a cosponsor.
DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today visited the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Dallas Processing and Distribution Center. Allred visited the facility to see first hand the impact of the Administration’s changes on postal workers and the delivery of mail in North Texas.