LWVUS Supports the Return of H.R. 1 in the 117th Congress

Updated: Jan 12

THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT WILL CREATE A STRONGER DEMOCRACY WITH FAIRER ELECTIONS FOR ALL AMERICANS

WASHINGTON — January 5, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping democracy reform bill that was first introduced in 2019.

“The For the People Act is the democracy reform bill the American people want and deserve. The League of Women Voters is proud to pledge our continued support for this groundbreaking legislation, just as we did when it was first introduced in the last Congress,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “This comprehensive piece of legislation is the most expansive democracy reform agenda we have seen since the Voting Rights Act was passed more than 50 years ago. It will reinstall faith in our democracy by making elections fairer and putting power back into the hands of the American people. The League of Women Voters is committed to working with members of all parties to ensure passage in both the House and Senate. We look forward to seeing the For the People Act cross the finish line and signed into law by the new administration.”

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