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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Congressman Evans Supports Legislation to Repeal Trump Voter Suppression Executive Order

July 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) is proud to stand with U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairwoman Judy Chu (D-CA), and more than more than 90 members of Congress, including every Democratic Senator of color, to introduce the bicameral Anti-Voter Suppression Act.

The Anti-Voter Suppression Act would revoke President Trump’s Executive Order and at the same time establish an “election integrity” commission to examine alleged voter fraud. The bill prevents the use of federal dollars to support the commission, which the American people know is nothing more than a clear attempt by President Trump aimed at voter suppression.

“The federal government should not be in the business of dealing with the personal information of voters nationwide. Philadelphians, Pennsylvanians and Americans across our nation have a right to privacy and I intend to do all I can to ensure their privacy is guaranteed and protected. The Trump Administration has yet to instill confidence and garner respect from the American people. Voting is a fundamental right of all Americans, and as elected officials it is our job to ensure this core American value and guiding principal is not tampered with in any way.”

 

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

 

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