Lauren Underwood on Principles & Values



I get stopped and told I'm not supposed to be where I am

They give us these pins--member pins--but I wasn't into having holes in all my stuff. So I wear it around my neck as a pendant, sort of like a Jesus piece. The capitol police often think I'm a staffer and are very quick to tell me I can't go into certain places. I think that is very much a function of being a young, black woman in a space where there hasn't been someone like me--as young as I am and probably look--ever. Every week I get stopped and told I'm not supposed to be where I am.
Source: BonAppetit.com on 2019 House IL-14 incumbent , Jun 12, 2019

Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted.

Underwood voted NAY blocking certification of the Electoral vote

Explanation of 1/6/21 Electoral Certification, by Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner:Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar led an objection to counting Electoral College votes from the state of Arizona, the first formal objection to state results in a series of moves that will delay the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election over President Trump. Cruz is advocating for an `emergency 10-day audit` of election returns in disputed states. The usually ceremonial joint session of Congress that convenes to count and accept Electoral College votes will be put on hold as the House and Senate separately debate the objection.