DEMOCRACY

noun | de·moc·ra·cy | a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them through free elections

We must protect our constitutional right to vote, increase transparency in our political system, and continue to ensure the security of our elections.

↳ The United States spends $182 billion annually incarcerating people.
↳ There is a one-in-three chance that a black individual will be imprisoned, compared to a one-in-seventeen for a white individual.
↳ The most recent data says more than 37,000 people are imprisoned in North Carolina.
↳ In 2019, more than 440 murders (73%) in North Carolina were by firearms.

STRENGTHEN OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE

Republicans in Congress want to undo the gains of the Civil Rights Movement. We must protect the Voting Rights Act and work to make our elections more accessible to all citizens.

└ Restore and strengthen the Voting Rights Act/John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
└ Pass the Redistricting Reform Act to provide for independent commissions encouraging transparency to draw district lines.
└ Make Election Day a federal holiday.
└ Expand vote-by-mail and in-person Early Voting
└ Automatically register every 18-year-old citizen to vote.
└ Penalize states and localities that restrict access to polling places.
└ Restore voting rights nationwide to former felons who have served their prison sentences.

INCREASE TRANSPARENCY AND ENSURE ELECTION SECURITY

Wealthy Americans use Super PACs to spend an unlimited amount of money with little transparency. As a result, billions of dollars were funneled into recent elections by a very small group of people.

└ Ensure the continued protection of our election processes by increasing security resources in all 50 states.
└ Overturn Citizens United and eliminate Super PACs.
└ Strengthen laws that regulate who’s allowed to lobby on behalf of foreign governments.
└ Increase transparency in campaign finance reporting, so wealthy and corporate donors must disclose where their money is going.
└ Push the Securities and Exchange Commission to require publicly-traded companies to disclose their political contributions.

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