Elections and Voting Rights
Beatty on Elections and Voting Rights
The right to vote is among the most fundamental rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and any attempt to infringe upon that right poses a serious threat to our democracy. I am committed to making it easier for Americans to vote, not harder. In addition, I am leading the charge against voter purge initiatives in Ohio and across the nation.
Highlights of Beatty Work to Protect Voting Rights
- Introduced the Save Voters Act to prohibit states from using the same type of questionable voter purge tactics that Ohio has used to take thousands of eligible voters off the voting rolls.
- Sponsor of a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case and reduce the influence of money in our elections.
- Supports legislation to update the Voting Rights Act to protect every Americans’ right to vote.
- Deputy Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus
More on Elections and Voting Rights
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In coordination with Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) introduced legislation to establish Rosa Parks Day as a Federal Holiday.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) joined 219 of her House colleagues in voting to pass H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This critical legislation would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision and more recently in the 2021 Brnovich v. DNC decision.