Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation praised today’s passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 4) in the House of Representatives. The bill will restore the protections of 1965’s Voting Rights Act by developing a process to determine which states must seek prior clearance for election law changes with the Justice Department.
Ever since the 2013 Supreme Court decision of Shelby County v. Holder, it has been far too easy for voting discrimination to occur. This troubling trend is what led the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on Sept. 10 that focused on voting discrimination and a crucial piece of legislation: The Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA).
Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the Quaker lobby, applauds the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning that the administration did not provide adequate justification to include a question on citizenship in the 2020 census.
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.
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.
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.
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.