Ensuring Every Vote is Counted
With partisan gerrymandering, long lines in minority communities, polling place closures, and voter purges, the state of Tennessee and other states across the country have followed every strategy in the voter suppression playbook. Whether through vote-by-mail or in-person voting, all Tennessee voters must have the opportunity to use their voice at the ballot box. And with the United States Postal Service now under siege, the right to vote is at risk for millions of Tennesseans.
But in the spirit of the late Congressman John Lewis, Nathaniel understands that our vote is our voice, and that the ability to use our voice is a matter of human dignity. He believes that the best way to honor John Lewis’ legacy is not to simply offer pious platitudes, but to get busy restoring the Voting Rights Act that was gutted by the Supreme Court. And in the middle of a global pandemic, it also means giving states the resources they need to protect access to the vote for all. Our elections must be fair, open, and safe for every eligible citizen, and Americans should never have to choose between their life and their vote.
In the House of Representatives, Nathaniel Doss III pledges to fight to ensure that every eligible voter can participate in our democracy under the American promise of “one person, one vote”, by:
- Protecting the sanctity of voting by restoring and strengthening the Voting Rights Act/John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act;
- Pushing for expanded Vote-By-Mail options, especially to protect Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Expanding in-person Early Vote and no-fault Absentee Ballot options;
- Increasing training and resources for state election officials and volunteers;
- Advocating for resources to protect the security of elections;
- Supporting efforts to make Election Day a federal holiday; and
- Standing up to protect and fund the United States Postal Service.