For the People: Removing Barriers to Voter Registration
To loosen the hold corporate money has on our country, we must build worker power, and to do that, we need the For the People Act. It is one of the most important bills that Congress will be considering, so over the next few weeks we will be sharing information in the CWA eNewsletter about how the For the People Act ensures that eligible voters can participate in elections and reduces the role of large donations in political campaigns.
Earlier this month, we highlighted how the For the People Act will give people more choices about where and when they vote. You can read that article here.
The For the People Act also addresses the voter registration process, which is one of our nation's greatest election administration hurdles. The outdated process that requires ink-and-paper forms is largely to blame. The For the People Act improves the voter registration process by making secure registration available online and giving voters the opportunity to register to vote on the day of the election. The act protects registered voters by limiting states' ability to purge registered voters from the eligibility list during federal elections.
Laws regulating voting, the role of money in politics, and corporate lobbying have not kept up with changes in American politics. But corporate executives want to keep things the way they are so they can keep calling the shots. They're doing whatever they can, including spreading misinformation about the bill, to hold on to their power.
We can't let them get away with it. Tell Congress that it is time to update our voting system so that every eligible voter can register to vote. Click here to send an email.