The For the People Act passed by the House earlier this month, has been introduced in the Senate and designated S. 1. The most comprehensive democracy reform bill in decades, it comes at a time when voter suppression efforts are surging to levels not seen since Jim Crow. According to the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice, more than 250 bills pending in 43 state legislatures would restrict access to the ballot box by severely limiting where, when, and how people can vote.
The For the People Act 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, the bill 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. The For the People Act 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.
Email your senators and tell them to support the For the People Act.