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Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Passage of H.R.1, An Important Step Forward for American Democracy 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) praised today’s House passage of the For the People Act (H.R.1). The legislation is designed to improve election integrity by focusing on voting and election laws, campaign finance, and ethics.

Action Alert Strengthen Our Democracy 

Congress has a chance to make our elections freer and fairer. The For the People Act (H.R. 1) just passed the house. Now the Senate must act. Act now to ensure that the Senate takes meaningful steps to address the serious flaws with the integrity of our elections.

Event H.R. 1 - What comes next? 

Join José Santos Woss, FCNL's lobbyist for Election Integrity, and Jim Cason, FCNL’s Associate Executive Secretary for Strategic Advocacy, on Tuesday, March 12 for a briefing on the bill, state of play, and future of reform.

Update The House Passed H.R. 1 – What Comes Next? 

Exciting news! The House just passed the most sweeping election integrity bill that we’ve seen in nearly two decades. The For The People Act (H.R. 1) contains major reforms to campaign finance, voting, and ethics rules.

Background The For the People Act  

Bill Analysis of H.R. 1

On the second day of the 116th Congress, the new House Democratic introduced a major piece of legislation to address election integrity. The bill’s main components focus on voting and election laws, campaign finance, and ethics.

Update 116th Congress Tackles Voter Suppression and Money in Politics 

The first bill out of the House (H.R. 1) is a major overhaul of our democracy.

Statement Freedom of Press and Rule of Law are Sacred American Values Say Quakers 

Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today expressed concern over the denial of press access to the White House and the threat to independent government investigations.

Update Everyday Prophets Still Needed 

The elections are over. The new 116th Congress will start on Jan. 3, 2019 with no single party controlling all the levers of power.

Update Voter Suppression is Rooted in Fear and Hate 

Just decades ago, a black person could be asked to count jelly beans in a jar as a test before they were permitted to cast their ballot. Less than 100 years ago the KKK hung recently freed men for daring to exercise their right to vote. We have struggled with our legacy of white supremacy as we have worked to include women as well as racial and ethnic minorities in our common political life. Some of the fiercest campaigns for inclusion have involved extending the right to vote.

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