DemCast Statement on Today’s Re-Introduction of HR 1 (For The People Act)

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DemCast applauds the re-introduction of HR 1. This bill is long overdue and should be one of the first priorities of the new administration. 

We are coming off one of the most corrupt administrations in history, followed up by an unprecedented attempt by members of the Republican Party to subvert our democratic process. 

For the People Act legislation introduced today is a once-in-a-generation package of democracy reforms that would curtail the reign of big money in politics, expand and protect voting rights, and create a government that ensures all Americans can have their voices heard.

For far too long, including in the months leading up to the 2020 election, many Americans across the country have experienced barriers to voting (especially in Black and Brown communities). Long lines at polling locations, voter intimidation, and complicated rules that differ across state and county lines have been symptoms of systemic suppression. We’ve seen rampant corruption and a disregard for ethics, accountability, oversight and rule of law that continue to plague our government. Corporations and wealthy interests pay top dollar, often anonymously, to influence elections and lobby officials, drowning out the voices of everyday voters.

Passing the For the People Act is a bold first step toward a new vision of governance that gives a stronger voice to the American people. When accompanied with other critical reforms like the John Lewis Voting Rights Act,  we will be well on our way to realizing the promise of American democracy.

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