On Friday, the U.S. House passed the For the People Act, sponsored by Representative John Sarbanes (D-Md.). The sweeping pro-democracy bill contains reforms essential to fixing our political system, including voting rights, money-in-politics, redistricting, and government ethics reforms.
"CWA members are proud to support H.R.1, the For the People Act, a bold step toward fixing our democracy," said CWA President Chris Shelton. "Corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1% have spent decades rigging the political process against working people by making it harder for them to vote, stacking the courts with activist judges who have allowed our elections to be flooded with massive amounts of unreported corporate money, and weakening ethics rules. It's time to fundamentally reform our political system by passing the For the People Act."
Next, CWAers will be pushing for the For the People Act to get a full debate and vote in the Senate.