For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1)

To create the kind of change voters want to see in our democracy, our next administration and Congress must support the passage of H.R. 1/S. 1— the For the People Act — a once-in-a-generation democracy reform package to clean up our political system, get big money out of politics, hold elected officials accountable for corruption, expand and protect voting rights, and create a democracy that values the voices of all Americans. 

Together, we can build the support we need to build a democracy that truly represents the American people. Read more about H.R. 1 from the Brennan Center here

Now is the time to contact Senator Angus King and Senator Susan Collins and ask them to support the "For the People Act" (S. 1). We've made it easy. You can use our look-up form below to find your Senator's contact information and send them a letter that we have already provided. It only takes a few minutes.

 


STATUS:

Cloture on the motion (deciding whether or not to debate the bill) to proceed NOT invoked in U.S. Senate on June 22, 2021.

S. 2093: For the People Act of 2021

LWVME Position: Supports

Summary: This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.

Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.

The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.

Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.

Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.

The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.

The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.

 


 

Use this form below to email your senators.

It only takes a few minutes! Urge them to support S. 1, or For The People Act. You can use the sample letter provided in this form or feel free to alter the letter to include your own statement.

Let us know what you hear back from your legislators!