Today, January 17, 2019 is a National Day of Action to fight for a fair democracy! Corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1% have spent decades rigging the system to reduce our power and make it harder and harder to pass legislation that helps working people. It’s time to do something about it.
Call 1-888-848-4824 to tell your Congressperson:
I support the For the People Act (H.R. 1) for a fair and functioning democracy. The bill will make it easier to vote and get secret money out of our elections.
The same corporate interests that fight us at the bargaining table are stacking the rules against us when it comes to political participation. They’ve put restrictions in place that make it harder for people to vote, flooded elections with money, and weakened the rules that prevent elected officials from profiting from their public service.
The new Congressional leadership promised to make reform a top priority. The For the People Act is the first major piece of legislation they are considering this year. The bill would:
• Make it easier, not harder, to vote by restoring the Voting Rights Act, implementing national voter registration, expanding early voting and ending gerrymandering.
• Get big money out of our democracy by regulating big money in politics like Super PACS, requiring all political organizations to disclose their donors, and building a campaign finance system to increase and multiply the power of small donors.
• Ensure public officials work for the public interest by expanding conflict of interest law, strengthening oversight of lobbyists, and more.
If those sound like changes we need to make, call your member of Congress today at 1-888-848-4824.