Colin Allred on Government Reform



Clean up corruption: refuse corporate PAC money

Allred has made cleaning up corruption in Washington a central tenet of his campaign for U.S. Congress. Allred has refused corporate PAC money to his campaign while his opponent, Congressman Pete Sessions, has taken $485,000 from corporate PACs and hundreds of thousands of dollars from other special interests like big PHARMA.
Source: 2018 TX-32 House campaign website ColinAllred.com , Oct 17, 2018

Litigated for voting rights & challenged voter restrictions

Q: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

A: In 2014, I was the Dallas/Fort Worth Voter Protection Director for the Wendy Davis campaign. In that role, I oversaw the voter registration efforts of hundreds of volunteers and a comprehensive poll watcher program that helped thousands of North Texans vote who might not have been able to otherwise. As a voting rights litigator, I have been a part of lawsuits that have challenged restrictions to the right to vote across this country. As an appointee in the Obama Administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, I helped protect and expand critical programs like FHA backed mortgage assistance and Section 8 vouchers, and efforts to end housing discrimination against the formerly incarcerated.

Source: Ballotpedia 2018 House survey responses: TX-32 , Jul 16, 2018

PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations.

Allred supports the PVS survey question on regulating campaign donations

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-16 on Aug 1, 2018

Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access.

Allred voted YEA For the People Act of 2019