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Ensuring Racial Equity

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“Our nation’s diversity is our greatest strength. From voting rights to education to criminal justice reform and so much more, I am fighting every single day to ensure that racial equity is at the center of every policy we make in Congress.” - Congresswoman Marie Newman

 

Voting Rights

Over the past year, state legislatures across the country have passed many alarming bills that attack voting access and accessibility – frequently disproportionately affecting communities of color. That’s why Congresswoman Newman voted to pass the For the People Act, historic legislation designed to protect and expand the right to vote, big money out of politics, and restore trust, transparency and integrity in government. Furthermore, this bill establishes strict provisions for election security and protection from foreign election interference. These are monumental steps to ensure that every American can safely and easily practice their constitutional right of voting.  

Justice In Policing

After millions of Americans from across the nation took to the streets to protest the heinous murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Congresswoman Newman voted to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bill enhances accountability for law enforcement misconduct, restricts the use of harmful policing practices, and establishes strict training requirements. While the vast majority of police officers in this country are honorable and committed men and women who work to keep us safe, there is no denying that without proper training, transparency and accountability structures in our police departments, legitimacy and trust between officers and the residents they serve will be tarnished.