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Want to do something to neutralize the crazy vote suppression bills going on in the Iowa legislature and Republican controlled legislatures across the land? Help pass H.R.1 the For the People Act. Read on.
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. Call your representative to demand they vote YES on the below amendments and vote YES on the final bill.
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
Fixing our democracy is the first step in achieving all of our progressive priorities, from addressing the climate crisis, racial justice, health care, and so much more. We have the power to reclaim democracy for the people, but the only way is through structural democracy reform now. We hope you’ll join us by calling your representative before tomorrow’s vote. Our democracy depends on it.