CWA Calls on Congress to Remake our Democracy by Passing H.R.1

CWA joined a diverse coalition of 65 labor, progressive, pro-democracy, civil rights, and environmental organizations in support of the comprehensive package of democracy reforms that House Democrats have committed to bring to the floor as the first order of business in the new Congress, sending a letter to House members urging them to support the crucial reforms.

H.R.1, sponsored by Representative John Sarbanes (D-Md.), contains reforms essential to fixing our political system, including voting rights, money-in-politics, redistricting, and government ethics reforms.

"The American people know that Washington is not representing their best interests when millions of eligible voters cannot vote because they are not registered, when voting laws are used to disenfranchise millions of Americans, and when citizens are improperly purged from voter rolls," CWA and the other groups wrote. "The American people know that Washington is not representing their best interests when wealthy Americans give huge contributions to Super PACs and dark money groups to influence our elections and to buy influence over government policies, at the great expense of ordinary Americans who are not empowered in the political process."

"We call on the House to seize this historic opportunity to repair our political system and strengthen our democracy," the letter concludes.