Voting Rights and Elections

Throughout the 2020 Presidential election, Jerry was a frequent legal commentator in local and international media explaining the constitutional challenges to election laws in state and federal courts and voting rights violations. Jerry understands that our democratic electoral institutions are under attack like never before and vulnerable to disenfranchising communities of color.

As Congressman, Jerry will support laws and policies to protect voting rights, including restoring and strengthening the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As a constitutional law professor, Jerry strongly advocates for Congress to expand the reach of the federal courts over election policies and reinstating pre-clearance requirements for new elections procedures.

Jerry's Priorities

  1. Climate Crisis
  2. Closing the Wage Gap
  3. Criminal Justice Reform
  4. Education
  5. Gentrification and Affordable Housing
  6. Gun Reform
  7. Health Care
  8. Jobs, Wages, and the Economy
  9. LGBTQI+ Rights
  10. Money in Politics
  11. Police Reform
  12. Voting Rights and Elections
  13. Women’s Equality
  14. Youth Engagement
  15. Reparations
  16. Immigration