TOPLINES – H.R. 1 FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

A bold, progressive vision for the future of our country’s democracy has successfully passed the House and was introduced in the Senate!

The “For the People Act” (H.R. 1) is a historic pro-democracy reform measure that will ensure that the voice of every American is reflected in the policies and actions of their elected officials.

WHY SHOULD THE U.S. SENATE PASS H.R. 1?

The “For the People Act” will:

  • Shift structural power and increase the voice and power of communities of color;
  • Create more ways to choose our politicians and hold them accountable;
  • Add up to 50 million voters to the voter rolls;
  • Restore the right to vote for over 1.7 million formerly incarcerated people;
  • End partisan gerrymandering, which means the party in power can’t rig elections to their benefit;
  • Mandate automatic voter registration, early voting, vote by mail, and make Election Day a federal holiday;
  • Weaken restrictive and discriminatory voter ID laws and limit voter purges;
  • Reduce money in politics & make it easier for women, black, brown and young people to run for office by creating a small donor matching system that gives candidates the opportunity to run without relying on wealthy donors

Read the full text of H.R. 1 (it’s worth your time)

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