H.R. 1, the For the People Act…Act Now!

October 3, 2017 – Washington, District of Columbia, U.S. – SHIRLEY CONNUCK, right, of Falls Church, Va., holds up a sign representing a district in Texas, as the Supreme Court hears a case on possible partisan gerrymandering by state legislatures. (Credit Image: © Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom via ZUMA Press)

The wins that led to the Democratic trifecta that we celebrate today happened despite, not thanks to, the cracks in our democratic system. Now, we have a real chance to fix our broken democracy. 

H.R. 1, the For the People Act, is a crucial first step toward making our democracy truly representative of the people. The original version of the bill targets voter suppression tactics, partisan gerrymandering, money in politics, corruption, and more. This isn’t the first time H.R. 1 has passed the House, but Democrats are building on what they have to pass the most crucial piece of democracy reform legislation in decades. Progressives are working to make it even stronger, but they need your support to make sure their amendments to the bill pass along with the final vote tomorrow evening. 

The House is voting NOW on amendments to H.R. 1 followed by a floor vote tomorrow evening to pass the bill altogether. We are encouraged by all the amendments being offered, but these four in particular would make a huge difference for our democracy:

📝 Amendment #84: restores voting rights for people with felony convictions and currently incarcerated individuals
📝 Amendment #157: includes early voting locations on college campuses
📝 Amendment #26: blocks any major USPS service changes that slows the delivery of ballots in the 120 days before a federal election
📝 Amendment #22: lowers the voting age to 16

Call now: Representative Rosendale (202) 225-3211

Categories: US House of Representatives


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