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Voting Rights

We need to do everything we can to protect our voting rights. In Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court struck down a key component of the Voting Rights Act: the formula that compelled specific states with a history of voting discrimination to approve their electoral changes and requirements with the federal government.

Congress must now draft a new formula to revive the Voting Rights Act. I have cosponsored multiple bills to address this issue, and will continue doing everything I can to get a remedy passed into law as quickly as possible so every American will have an equal opportunity to vote.

Meet Jim

Congressman Jim Himes is a tireless voice for common-sense, independent solutions to the challenges facing Connecticut. He's looking out for the middle class, fighting for affordable health care for all, taking on special interests like the NRA to end gun violence, and working to create economic opportunity for working families.

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