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We urge every member of Congress to take swift action in response to ongoing attacks on voting rights across the nation.
The Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747), adapted from the For the People Act (S. 1), is the bold solution we need. This transformative legislation is a comprehensive package of democracy reforms that will expand and protect voting rights for all, end gerrymandering, and get dark money out of politics. In October, the Senate filibustered the Freedom to Vote Act. But this vital bill is likely to be voted on again in the future.
Co-sponsor and pass the Freedom to Vote Act (S.2747)
The need for the Freedom to Vote Act couldn’t be more urgent. This year, over 400 bills have been introduced in statehouses across the country that would limit participation in our democracy. These bills intentionally seek to silence the voices of the American people, particularly Black and brown voters, who voted in record numbers in 2020.
The provisions of this legislation are popular among the majority of Americans, no matter their political affiliation. Our democracy is too precious and fragile to wait any longer.
The Senate must pass the Freedom to Vote Act. This bill would:
- Institute nationwide early voting
- Establish same day voter registration
- Decrease congressional candidates’ dependence on big money donors by creating a small donor public financing matching system
- Promote transparency by requiring organizations spending money on elections—including super PACs and 501(c)(4) dark money groups—to promptly disclose donors who have given $10,000 or more during an election cycle