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 praises Senator Alex Padilla for his leadership in working with his colleagues to reach an agreement on voting rights and election legislation. 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.
“From his time as California Secretary of State to now serving as Senator, Padilla has made voting rights and anti-corruption reform a central priority and we are grateful for his leadership. His commitment was vital in moving this legislation forward.
“The Senate now 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 It cannot let outdated procedures stand in the way.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.”