House passes the For the People Act

The For the People Act (H.R. 1), the most comprehensive democracy reform bill in decades, passed the House by a vote of 220-210 last week. The measure rests on three pillars: reaffirming and expanding voting rights, strengthening oversight to end big money in politics, and ensuring an ethical government. To achieve these goals, H.R. 1 would, among other things, institute automatic voter registration and voluntary public financing of campaigns, place new limits on partisan practices like gerrymandering and purging voter rolls, and require candidates for president and vice president to release their tax returns for the previous 10 years. H.R. 1 also makes a strong argument for the District of Columbia to become the 51st state. Tell your senators to support the For the People Act.

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13 responses to “House passes the For the People Act

  1. I believe automatic voter registration for every citizen is part of HR1. That seems to me to assure each person can vote, once. And to Frank & Finley I ask “What scares you about every citizen voting?” Also people don’t need an ID to buy a gun, that scares me!

  2. I like the anti-corruption aspects of H.R.1. The GOP’s voter suppression and big-money corruption must be ended.

  3. You people are on the WRONG side of the fence. Stop, think through the REAL reasons this bill is trying to be passed. STUDY your history AGAIN. This will corrupt ALL voting and REMOVE ANY attempt to insure a FREE AND FAIR election.
    DO you need an ID to cash a check? Do you NEED AN ID to get a drivers’ license? THEN YOU NEED AN ID to vote. Same-day registration is a sham.

  4. I wasn’t aware until recently that the District of Columbia didn’t have a chance to vote. I agree that they should and should have been included all along.

  5. Voting is an American constitutional right and Fundamental basic freedom and A citizen should be automatically registered and given access to mail-in , ballot boxes, and polling places as a basic right. District of Columbia should have statehood and are citizens of this country and should be afforded access to voting. Automatic registration and Voting Access and rights should be protected as a sacred responsibility By the government to all its citizens. Any state or government body who obstructs this process should have dire consequences as with any Infringement of a constitutional right . Accountability is cornerstone to rule of law and democracy of a republic. This bill Helps reassure every citizens right to vote

  6. Do not pass this Act. The District of Columbia does not need to be a State. This will only ensure Democratic Party victories. That’s why they proposed this Act.

    1. Gerrymandering, voter suppression & spreading misinformation (lies) are much more nefarious ways to win elections!

  7. Recent US history tells us how very important it is to pass The For the People Act (H.R. 1).

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