Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Responds to U.S. House Passage of the “For the People Act”

by Reporter / Mar 11, 2019 / 0 comments

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Responds to U.S. House Passage of the “For the People Act”

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released the following statement Friday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1, the “For the People Act”:

“The United State House of Representatives took a bold and long-overdue step today to strengthen ethics rules, make it easier for eligible voters to register and vote, end partisan gerrymandering, and limit the influence of wealthy and well-connected special interests. I’m proud that New Mexico has already implemented many elements of H.R.1 at the state level – including our use of paper ballots and post-election audits to ensure election security, our online voter registration system, our current system of automated voter registration, and the work of my Office’s Native American Voting Taskforce. The democracy reforms in the ‘For the People Act’ are, above all, about putting core American values back into our democratic institutions. I applaud the U.S. House for passing this important legislation today.”

 

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