After the 2020 election, Republicans in South Carolina created false narratives to suppress the Black communities' participation in democracy. Partisan gerrymandering during redistricting, closure of polling places in minority communities, broken machines, and long lines on election day are strategies created by the Republican party to discourage Black voters from having their voices heard.
In the South Carolina House of Representatives, Derrick will:
Lead the fight to secure voting rights in South Carolina.
Introduce a bill preventing election subversion and provide protection for voters at the polls.
Educate ex-offenders convicted of a felony on their right to vote once their sentence has been completed, including probation and parole.