October 03, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Native American Voting Rights Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Native American Voting Rights Act of 2018, landmark legislation to provide the necessary resources and oversight to ensure Native Americans have equal access to the electoral process. 

“Barriers to voting are far too common in Native communities,” said Cortez Masto. “We have a responsibility to ensure that every person with the right to vote can cast a ballot. I’m proud to support this bill to protect Native American voting rights in Nevada and across the country.”

The bill is led by U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and also cosponsored by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

The full text of the bill is available HERE.