Horsford Statement on Supreme Court Decision Ruling Alabama Congressional Maps Unconstitutional

Date: June 8, 2023
Location: Washington, DC

"Today's Supreme Court decision is a monumental victory in the battle for voting rights in our nation and all Nevadans. Our voting rights have been under assault, often at the cost of Black and other minority voters and their electoral strength. Today's decision in the Allen v. Milligan case before the Supreme Court makes clear that states cannot draw legislative maps that racially discriminate and dilute the power of communities of color. I will continue to push to protect our American democracy and secure the right to vote for all people by passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. As my former colleague, the late Congressman John R. Lewis said, "The right to vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.'"