Today, the House Administration Committee will hold a final hearing “marking up” HR1, the For the People Act, before it heads to the floor of the U.S. House for final passage. This is an historic moment for our democracy and the League is excited to see this legislation moving toward a final vote.
HR1 is the biggest democracy reform agenda many of us have seen since the Voting Rights Act. This bill will revamp our voting system, implement fair redistricting, and crack down on dark money in elections so that voters have a stronger voice at the ballot box.
But there’s still more we can do to make sure this bill remains a bold, transformative set of reforms to strengthen our democracy and return political power to the people. Please contact your Representative today to keep this bill moving forward.
Voters across the country voted for democracy reform up and down the ballot in 2018, sending the 116th Congress a clear message that the country is ready for bold, comprehensive democracy reforms. The extraordinary and comprehensive reforms in HR1 are good for all Americans and deserve bipartisan support.
We cannot get this across the finish line without your help. Contact your Representative today and express your support for this legislation!
It’s time to put power back in the hands of the American people. As an organization with a mission of empowering voters and defending democracy, the League of Women Voters is proud to support the For the People Act, which will improve American elections by making our election system more free, fair, and accessible to all eligible Americans.
It’s time for Congress to move HR1 forward to final passage. Contact your Representative today and tell them how important this package of reforms is to the future of our democracy.