We have just celebrated the passage of the For the People Act (HR1) in the U.S. House of Representatives. It is now time for the Senate to pick up the torch of democracy and pass the For the People Act (S1). This sweeping piece of legislation is the most expansive democracy reform agenda seen since the Voting Rights Act. The 2021 Senate must now follow the lead of the House and pave the way for a renewed democracy by passing S1.
We need your help to push your senators* to bring this bold and transformative democracy package across the finish line. It is up to us to return political power to the people. But we can't do it without you.
The For the People Act is the democracy reform bill the American people want and deserve. It includes reforms that the League has spent decades advocating for. This legislation will put power back into the hands of American voters by removing barriers to voting, restoring the ballot to formerly incarcerated individuals, and modernizing future elections.
It is up to us to protect our democracy! Contact your senator* and ask them to champion the For the People Act!
The For the People Act will fundamentally strengthen our democratic system by restoring the Voting Rights Act, modernizing our voter registration system, establishing clear criteria and transparency to prevent gerrymandering, and making campaign contributions transparent. As an organization dedicated to empowering voters and defending democracy, the League of Women Voters is one of the original supporters of the For the People Act. Day and night, League members have fought for this bill, and now we are just one critical step away from making history. It is long last time to return power back to the hands of the American people.
Voters turned out to vote in record numbers and made their voices heard in 2020. Now, it's time for senators* to pass the For the People Act immediately.
Tell your senator* how important this reform package is to the future of our democracy. Contact your senator* TODAY and demand they support the For the People Act (S1).