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01-CBC7 on Jan 6, 2001

Report: the CBC principles:
Source: Congressional Black Caucus press release
  • Election Reform is the CBCs Number One Legislative Priority. What happened in Election 2000 is no way to elect the President the most powerful position in the world. For the sake of our democracy, it is imperative that Election Reform be the top priority of every Member of Congress, and every American. As the worlds oldest and leading democracy, the outcome of our elections should never be in doubt. We must ensure that every vote cast is counted and that everyone who is eligible to vote is allowed to vote. Election reform is not a black issue or white issue, it is a red, white & blue issue. Voting is the most fundamental right guaranteed under the Constitution and must be protected.
  • Voter Education and Participation. African-Americans turned out to vote in Election 2000 in record numbers, many for the first time. This accomplishment, however, was undercut by allegations of voter intimidation, inaccurate voter registration lists, flawed ballot designs, and antiquated voting machinery. All of these problems led to confusion before, during and after the election. The CBC will partner with state & local governments, civic & religious organizations and higher education institutions to prevent voter intimidation, as well as to enhance and improve voter registration, education and participation.
  • Congress Must Act. Congress has the power, authority and absolute obligation to assure that the apparent disenfranchisement does not ever happen again. The CBC is committed to passing a strong and effective election reform package. Legislation should address ballot design, modern voting machines, an accurate vote-counting mechanism that allows for recounts, the restoration of voting rights for ex-offenders, assistance for bilingual and disabled persons who vote, and ensure the most accurate voter registration rolls on election day so that every one who is eligible to vote can vote, and have that vote counted.

  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 01-CBC7

Sanford Bishop s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Corrine Brown s1aFlorida Democrat 
G.K. Butterfield s1aNorth Carolina Democrat 
Andre Carson s1aIndiana Democrat 
Julia Carson s1aIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Yvette Clarke s1aNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1aMissouri Democrat 
Eva Clayton s1aNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1aMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s1aSouth Carolina Democrat 
John Conyers s1aMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1aMaryland Democrat 
Artur Davis s1aAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Danny Davis s1aIllinois Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1aMinnesota Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1aPennsylvania Democrat 
Al Green s1aTexas Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1aFlorida Democrat 
Earl Hilliard s1aAlabama Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1aIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1aTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1aLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1aTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1aOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1aMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Lee s1aCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Cynthia McKinney s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Carrie Meek s1aFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
Gregory Meeks s1aNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1aCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1aWisconsin Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1aDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Barack Obama s1aIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Major Owens s1aNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Donald Payne s1aNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Charles Rangel s1aNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Laura Richardson s1aCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1aIllinois Democrat 
Bobby Scott s1aVirginia Democrat 
David Scott s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s1aMississippi Democrat 
Ed Towns s1aNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Maxine Waters s1aCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1aCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1aNorth Carolina Democrat 
Albert Wynn s1aMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 

Republicans participating in 01-CBC7

Independents participating in 01-CBC7

Donna Christensen s1aVirgin Islands - 
Harold Ford s1aNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
Kendrick Meek s1aFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 48
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3

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