End Citizens United // Let America Vote President Tiffany Muller released the following statement regarding the compromise bill struck on the For the People Act:
“End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund strongly supports the Freedom to Vote Act and commends Senator Tim Kaine for his leadership in reaching an agreement on this revised bill. The new Freedom to Vote Act upholds the central pillars of the For the People Act by protecting the freedom to vote for all Americans, stopping partisan gerrymandering, and ending dark money so that billionaires can’t buy elections. If enacted, it will be the most significant anti-corruption and voting rights bill in generations.
“We applaud Senator Kaine for his commitment to moving forward on voting rights and anti-corruption legislation. He understands that we must do all we can to protect the freedom to vote. As his home state of Virginia has proven, expanding voting rights is a positive step forward. The freedom to vote is under a coordinated attack from dark money-fueled, self-serving politicians in states across the country; the next round of partisan gerrymandering is about to begin; and corporate special interests still have too much access and influence.
“The Senate must do whatever it takes to pass this bill immediately to ensure everyone has a say in our democracy, not just corporate interests and big donors. It cannot let outdated procedures stand in the way. We will continue the fight until the job is done.”