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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.
In March 2021, the House took a good first step by passing the For the People Act. This bold, transformative legislation is a comprehensive package of democracy reforms that will expand and protect voting rights for all, end gerrymandering, get dark money out of politics, and restore transparency and accountability in our government. Yet, while we celebrate this victory, the bill’s fate in the Senate is uncertain.
Co-Sponsor and Pass the For the People Act (S. 1)
The need for the For the People Act couldn’t be more urgent. This year, hundreds of 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 this past election cycle.
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 For the People 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 in 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