3/27/19 Update from the LWV:
Thanks to the tireless work of democracy advocates like you--the U.S. House of Representatives passed the For the People Act (H.R. 1) on March 8! Today the companion bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate—putting us one step closer to this historic legislation becoming law.
The For the People Act will be monumental in expanding voting rights, enacting ethics reform, and limiting the influence of big money in politics. And it’s up to us to make sure every single Senator supports this legislation.
It’s because of the tremendous mobilization we’ve done together--the phone calls, rallies, in-district meetings, non-violent direct actions, marches, letters to the editor, and so much more-- that you and others like you have worked on for the past decade. This victory in the House was a result of dozens of organizations and millions of Americans building a movement for a more equitable, transparent, and participatory democracy.
HR1 would not have passed, or even been written, without people like you demanding it. But we cannot just stop with the bill passing in the U.S. House. We must make sure that every single Senator knows the importance of this bill on our democracy.
Please contact your U.S. Senators now and urge them to support the For the People Act in the Senate.The time to fix our democracy is NOW.
Yours in the fight,
Director of Advocacy and Litigation