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 applauds Senator Angus King for his leadership in getting to 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.
“Senator King’s commitment to protecting the freedom to vote and getting big money out of politics has been invaluable. As a leader in the Senate, he has been able to work with his colleagues to craft a bill that ensures the voice and vote of the American people will continue to be heard. 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 It cannot let outdated procedures stand in the way.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.”