2019 Spring

Recharging our Democracy

Our country was founded on a fairly simple philosophy, that our government be led by its citizens. Voting is how we participate. Yet, in 2016, voter turnout across the nation hit a 20 year low and states across the country continue to make it increasingly more difficult for constituents to cast their ballot. Congressman Joe Neguse answers the overarching question at the heart of our American democracy – how do we get more people to vote? Congressman Joe Neguse represents Colorado’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to his first term in November 2018, becoming the first African-American member of Congress in Colorado history. He serves as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, House Natural Resources Committee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

Rep. Neguse was elected by his colleagues to serve as Co-Freshman Representative to Leadership in the 116th Congress, and in that capacity serves as a member of the House Democratic Leadership Team. He also serves as one of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chairs and Liaison to New Members.