This week, House Democrats reintroduced H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping pro-democracy bill that contains reforms essential to fixing our political system, including expanding voting rights, getting money out of politics, redistricting, and strengthening government ethics. In 2019, House Democrats passed a version of this bill, but Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell refused to even bring it to the floor for consideration.
“The 2020 elections have demonstrated just how badly we need to take bold steps to reform our democracy,” said CWA Senior Director for Government Affairs and Policy Shane Larson. “CWA members are proud to support H.R.1, the For the People Act, a much-needed piece of legislation that would give a stronger voice to the American people. For decades, corporations and the wealthiest 1% have been 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. Enough is enough. It’s time to usher in a new, more inclusive era for our nation by passing the For the People Act."