Defending our Democracy
When our republic was most at risk, Jerry stepped in.
As Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry has served as a bulwark against wannabe tyrants like Donald Trump and Republicans who seek to suppress the right to vote. Jerry stood up to Trump’s self-dealing and self-serving bullying and impeached him twice–once for his abuses of power and obstruction of Congress, and then again after the lawless former President incited the January 6th insurrection.
Jerry’s oversight of government officials and agencies has hardly been limited to Trump–he has led efforts to hold agencies like ICE, CBP, DOJ, and others accountable for abuses ranging from the family separation policy to DHS’ violent policing tactics against peaceful protestors. The reputation that Jerry has developed–as a tough, unflinching protector of American democracy–is based on his unwavering commitment to protecting our fragile democratic experiment from those who seek to corrupt and undermine it.
With Republicans working overtime to disenfranchise voters–disproportionately impacting communities of color–Jerry has fought to resist cynical, anti-democratic efforts and protect access to the ballot. He led the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act through the House, held hearings to ensure our elections are safe from external and foreign interference, and ensured that COVID relief packages included funds to facilitate safe elections in the midst of a pandemic.
- Defending our Democracy
- Delivering for New Yorkers
- Disability Rights
- Women’s Rights
- LBGTQIA+ Rights
- Safeguarding the Environment
- 9/11 Survivors
- Restoring Balance to the Supreme Court
- Legalizing Marijuana
- Limiting Corporate Power
- Protecting Reproductive Rights
- Racial Justice
- Reforming America’s Gun Laws