Dear League members,
In 2019, we celebrated the passage of HR1, the For the People Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. This sweeping piece of legislation is the most expansive democracy reform agenda we have seen since the Voting Rights Act, but back then it never got to the President's desk. With the start of the 117th Congress it is imperative that the For the People Act once more become a top priority. We must get this bold, transformative set of reforms to strengthen our democracy and return political power to the people over the finish line, but we cannot do it without your help!
The For the People Act is the democracy reform bill the American people want and deserve. This legislation will put power back into the hands of American voters by making voting easier and more accessible and by modernizing future elections.
The For the People Act addresses some of the most pressing issues facing our democracy. From restoring the Voting Rights Act, modernizing our voter registration system, updating the public financing of elections through small donor matching funds, ending partisan gerrymandering, and making campaign contributions more transparent, this bill will put control of our government back into the hands of the 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. We have fought for HR1 for the last two years and will not give up the fight any time soon. It is time to put power back in the hands of the American people.
Tell your Representative how important this reform package is to the future of our democracy. Contact your Representative* TODAY and implore them to support the reintroduction of the For the People Act.
Yours in the fight,
Virginia Kase CEO