Day 1 is for Democracy

In 2021, the next president will have many important issues to address:  from combating climate change and gun violence, to overcoming the coronavirus pandemic and dismantling systemic racism in America. But in order for the next administration to do that effectively, we need to build a stronger and more representative democracy. 

That’s why the next president must urge Congress to pass the For the People Act (HR 1) as a first priority in their administration. In March 2019, it passed the House with unanimous support from the Democratic caucus, and is supported by all Democrats in the Senate - yet the Senate Majority Leader refuses to bring it up for a vote.

The For the People Act (HR 1) is a once-in-a-generation package of proven reforms that would:

  • Expand and protect voting rights and access to the ballot;
  • Put ordinary Americans ahead of Big Money donors;
  • End gerrymandering so that electoral districts are fairly drawn;
  • Clean up government and hold elected officials to the highest ethical standards.

This bill would transform our political system into one that is more inclusive, responsive, and representative of the American people. 

The American people are tired of a government that serves only the wealthy and corporate interests. We demand a democracy that works for all of us. 

We need a democracy where voters are protected from discrimination and can make themselves heard at the ballot box. A democracy where electoral districts are drawn fairly, so that every voter’s ballot is of equal value. A democracy that isn't bought and paid for by the highest corporate bidder. And a democracy where ordinary Americans -- more women, people of color, and working people -- can run for office without relying on big corporate dollars.

Just imagine what we could accomplish in 2021 and beyond if our government actually worked for us. 

Sign your name to show the next administration and Congress that Day 1 is for Democracy. Demand that the For People Act is a first priority of the next administration and Congress. 

 

Who's signing

William Maddocks
Josie Pinto
Ella McGrail
Susan Read-Smith
Joanne Emus
Gordon Allen
JoEllen Cuff
Linda Bundy
Kate Coon
Sue Nastasi
Corinne Dodge
Doreen Desmarais
Kristin Swan
Mary Wilke
Gale Taylor
Olivia Zink
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  • William Maddocks
    signed 2020-10-22 08:14:37 -0400
    End Citizens United too
  • Josie Pinto
    signed 2020-10-16 10:32:19 -0400
  • Ella McGrail
    signed via 2020-10-13 16:42:28 -0400
  • Susan Read-Smith
    signed 2020-10-07 10:20:41 -0400
  • Joanne Emus
    signed via 2020-10-06 23:57:59 -0400
  • Gordon Allen
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  • JoEllen Cuff
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  • Linda Bundy
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  • Kate Coon
    signed 2020-10-06 14:15:12 -0400
  • Sue Nastasi
    signed via 2020-10-06 13:43:29 -0400
  • Corinne Dodge
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  • Doreen Desmarais
    signed via 2020-10-06 13:09:11 -0400
  • Kristin Swan
    signed via 2020-10-06 13:03:17 -0400
  • Mary Wilke
    signed via 2020-10-06 13:02:39 -0400
  • Gale Taylor
    signed via 2020-10-06 13:02:25 -0400
  • Olivia Zink
    published this page in Take Action 2020-10-06 11:39:20 -0400
  • Olivia Zink
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