Voting Rights and Campaign Finance

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.

Voting Rights

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.

 

 

More on Voting Rights and Campaign Finance

June 2, 2021 In The News

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. 

June 1, 2021 In The News
Texas Democratic Rep. Colin Allred said on Tuesday that even if the Senate version takes a different path from the House bill, it must advance in light of efforts to restrict voting access nationwide.
March 3, 2021 Press Release

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.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

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.  

February 24, 2021 Press Release

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.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

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.

September 22, 2020 In The News

NFL Network's Will Selva joins the roundtable with U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez and Colin Alfred to discuss the importance of voting.

August 26, 2020 Press Release

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.   

August 22, 2020 Press Release

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. 

August 20, 2020 Press Release

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.