Long unveils resolution recognizing voter registration day

A bipartisan resolution proposed by U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) and nearly 40 other members would recognize Sept. 28 as National Voter Registration Day.

Rep. Long introduced House Resolution 686 with 37 other original cosponsors, all Democrats, and resolution sponsor U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL).

“I am proud to co-lead this resolution with my colleague as getting people to vote is crucial to ensuring that our democracy lives on,” Rep. Long said. “On National Voter Registration Day, I encourage all Americans that aren’t registered to vote to register today.”

The congressman also noted that voting is the backbone of American democracy. “When people vote, they are doing their civic duty to elect people who will best represent them at all levels of government,” he said. “Voting gives the people the power to change policy, build better communities, and hold government officials accountable.”

Rep. Castor said she was honored to introduce the bipartisan National Voter Registration Day resolution with Rep. Long.

“Public participation in American elections ensures that our nation’s grand experiment can continue, and I encourage all of our neighbors, here in Tampa and across the nation, to take time today to register to vote today and encourage friends and family members to do the same,” the congresswoman said.