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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As Texas GOP rush to pass their restrictive voting bill, Rep. Colin Allred tells Lawrence O’Donnell that it saddens him to see Texas GOP push forward laws that “intentionally discriminate” against voters of color as the state becomes more diverse in an attempt to “maintain this old power structure that really doesn’t represent our state anymore.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the Shelby County v. Holder and Brnovich v. DNC rulings.
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred of Dallas, a voting rights attorney prior to his congressional career, was a key strategist in pushing the bill through Congress.
Allred noted to reporters ahead of the vote that one of his constituents, former President George W. Bush, easily passed a renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in 2006 with overwhelming majorities in both chambers of Congress.
“Very recently, this was not a partisan issue,” he said.
“The way we choose our elected officials should be as free from partisan influence as possible,” said Congressman Colin Allred, D-Dallas. “The restrictions we see coming forward by the Texas Legislature have nothing to do with combatting fraud. It is clearly in service of the ‘Big Lie.’”
Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, introduced a bill Friday to shore up protections for election administrators at the local level in light of mounting attempts from Republican-majority legislatures across the country to alter voting procedures in the name of election security.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today introduced the Protecting Election Administration from Interference Act in the House. This bill would improve our democracy by establishing greater safeguards against potential election subversion efforts to ensure elections and vote counting are performed fairly, transparently and without partisan influence.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a former voting rights attorney and co-president of the 2018 freshman class, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), former Freshman Co-Representative to Leadership, and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) led a letter to Congressional leadership and President Joe Biden urging immediate action on modified legislation to protect voting rights.
Richardson, TX – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his work for the people of the 32nd District of Texas during the first half of 2021.
Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX) joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss ways to challenge Texas GOP voting restriction legislation as the TX Republican governor calls for a special session.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a former voting rights attorney, co-led the introduction of The Preventing Election Subversion Act of 2021. The legislation will ensure the integrity of local elections while also protecting the safety and security of election workers and volunteers, following the spate of state-level voter suppression attacks sweeping the nation that would make it harder for eligible voters to cast a ballot and ensure it is counted.