It’s no secret that the U.S. Elections are driven by big corporate donors rather than us everyday citizens. And the next presidential administration is tasked with addressing important issues that impact our communities, such as: repealing the Muslim ban, overcoming the coronavirus pandemic, and dismantling systemic racism in America. But for the next administration to do that effectively, our democracy needs reform to be more representative and inclusive.
We urge the next President and Congress to pass the For the People Act (H.R.1) as a first priority in their administration. In March 2019, the bill passed in the House with unanimous support, but the Senate has yet to bring it up for a vote.
The For the People Act (H.R.1) is a package of proven reforms that would:
- Expand and protect voting rights and access to the ballot;
- Put Americans ahead of Big Money donors, by creating a system of public financing which can reduce candidates’ demand for big donors by amplifying support from constituents;
- End gerrymandering so that electoral districts are fairly drawn;
- Hold our elected officials to higher ethical standards.
This bill creates a more inclusive and representative political system. We need a fair and functional democratic system, where everyone can participate, every vote is counted, and every voice is heard. We demand a democracy that works for all of us.
Sign your name to show the next administration and Congress thatDay 1 is for Democracythe and to pass For the People Act.
This petition will be delivered to Congress in January, at the start of the next Administration.