Strengthening Our Democracy
In the Minnesota House, my colleagues and I have joined together to push forward legislation to secure our democracy through a series of adjustments to our election structure. House File 9, introduced by Rep. Greenman, passed out of three House committees. This bill contains a good deal of democracy reform needed in our state, including ending dark money, instituting automatic voter registration, mailing absentee ballots to voters, expanding early voting, and establishing principles for redistricting.
This includes two stand-alone bills I carried last session and again this session, one on Automatic Voter Registration that ensures clean voter rolls with robust checks and balances to ensure that legal eligible voters are able to vote on Election day. This bill had its second hearing in the Committee on Transportation this week after previously passing in the State Government Committee. The other elections bill I am carrying ensures transparency in our elections, because no matter who is spending money, voters have a right to know who is trying to influence their vote, allowing them to make informed choices.
You can read about this conversation in greater detail here.