News from Representative Carson

May 29, 2020

Dear Friend,

It’s no secret that we are living in unprecedented times. Our ongoing struggles to tackle long-term problems like racism and inequality have been made even more challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has tragically taken the lives of more than 100,000 Americans.

During times like these, many of us may feel overwhelmed and helpless, but we are not. There are many things we can do to improve our community and our entire nation. Perhaps the most important, is our ability to vote. My colleague and friend, Congressman John Lewis, has called voting, “the most powerful, non-violent tool we have in a democratic society.” Congressman Lewis is so passionate about this belief, that he risked his life to secure the right to vote during the March from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

More than 50 years later, we are still fighting to secure and strengthen this fundamental right. Across America, there are powerful forces at work trying to make it harder for people to vote – particularly people of color and other marginalized communities. They understand how powerful the vote is in our efforts to create a more equal and just society, and they are actively working to curtail this right through draconian voter suppression laws.

I’m working hard in Congress to stop this anti-democratic agenda by supporting bills like the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would restore the strength of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. I’ll also continue advocating strongly for vote-by-mail nationwide, so Americans can participate in the democratic process without having to risk their health by waiting at crowded polling places. Vote by mail is effective, safe, and sensible as we continue to battle COVID-19.

I urge everyone in our community to exercise their right to vote this year, and every year. Our vote is our voice and our path to a better America for all. None of us should be content with staying silent. 

Please stay safe and healthy by following the health guidelines – more on that here and here. And last, but not least, please continue to stay in touch with my office to share any questions, concerns, or comments you have. As always, we are here to help you – particularly during tough times. Take care of yourselves and have a good weekend.


Your Friend,


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