Nothing is more American than the right to vote. It is central to a functioning democracy. I fought to protect our democracy overseas, and in the Senate I will fight to protect our voting rights.
John Lewis once said that “the right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument in a democratic society. We must use it.” John Lewis risked his life to secure voting rights for all Americans. We honor his sacrifice, and the sacrifice of so many, by restoring and reinforcing the law for which they were willing to die.
Since voting is our birthright, I believe that Election Day should be a national holiday and that all Americans should automatically be registered to vote. I will also work to ensure that redistricting is done fairly, rather than along party lines.