Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) released the following statement today on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act:
“Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. I am proud of the strides our country has made since that time to ensure an open and fair society where people of all walks of life can succeed and their voices can be heard. I have and will continue to promote policies that increase the franchise while remaining vigilant to protect the integrity of the elections process.
It is my belief that despite how some are characterizing our recent voting law changes, they safeguard the freedom to vote enumerated to us in the constitution. Now, with these changes, all people can have equal say in our government in an impartial and fair manner. I am committed to ensuring each and every person who is eligible to vote, is able to vote once, and that those votes cumulatively determine who wins and loses our elections. Our reforms have been both comprehensive and progressive, and they truly give all North Carolinians equality in the eyes of the law and equality in access to their sacred right to vote. I am proud of North Carolina for enacting fair legislation that confirms our liberties for generations to come.”