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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.

Update Elections 2018: Get Your Candidates on the Record 

With only two weeks until Election Day, we are all hearing a lot from Congressional candidates in the news, on television, at town-halls and even on our doorsteps. That’s good news because it means they are listening closely to your concerns and you have unprecedented access to your future legislators.

Update Two Weeks to Election Day: Let’s Harness Our Power 

I’ve been reflecting on power lately – who has it and who uses it. By the numbers we, millennials and members of Generation Z, should have a lot of sway.

Action Alert Commit to vote 

Participating in our democracy takes many forms. Even during election season, there are many opportunities to make a difference before you vote on election day. But voting is the most fundamental way to be involved and make a difference. Commit today to vote on Nov. 6 (or before), and let us know your voting plan!

Action Alert I’ll be late for work on Nov. 6 

I sent my boss a calendar reminder to let him know that I’ll be late for work on Nov. 6. Calendar reminder: Katie is going to vote.

Background Campaign Finance Reform is Necessary to Secure our Democracy – States Aren’t Waiting 

The tolerance for campaigns influenced by large sums of dark money is slowly diminishing within the country. Citizens are actively working to reclaim their voices that have been drowned out by money.

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