There is nothing more essential to our democracy than the right to vote. It is indeed, the very basic tenet of self-government. Yet, in 2016, at least 32.6 million eligible Americans were not registered to vote, and thus unable to cast a ballot. The expansion
of voting rights is a top priority in the 116th Congress. That is why I will be reintroducing the Automatic Voter Registration Act, and I ask that you join me as an original cosponsor.