End Citizens United//Let America Vote Action Fund President Tiffany Muller released the following statement in response to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s new memo calling for the House to take up an election commission and “legislation to promote voter confidence in future federal elections.”
“‘Legislation to promote voter confidence in future elections’ is called the For the People Act (H.R. 1), and every Republican opposed it when it passed the House in 2019. The time for cheap talk is over. We don’t need another commission to know our democracy is broken. We don’t need voter suppression masquerading as voter integrity. We need real, concrete action to ensure every voter can cast their ballot safely and securely and that starts with immediate passage of the For the People Act (H.R. 1). We invite Rep. McCarthy to cosponsor it today.”
H.R. 1 is a comprehensive package of democracy reforms that would end the dominance of big money in politics, protect the right to vote, and restore ethics and accountability. Specifically, it would address many of the challenges and confusion in the 2020 election by setting clear guidelines and rules for voter registration, early voting, and absentee voting, as well as provide the financial support states need to ensure the integrity of their voting systems.