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