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Secretary of State Warner Needs to Shoot Straight With West Virginians on H.R. 1

Jun 02, 2021

CHARLESTON, WV — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner isn’t giving all of the facts when it comes to the For The People Act (HR 1). Input received from election clerks and state and local elected officials from both parties, including Warner, has strengthened components of H.R.1. The changes are designed to help rural states like West Virginia, but Secretary Warner isn’t interested in highlighting these positive changes. Click here for a fact sheet on how input received from election clerks and state and local elected officials has strengthened H.R.1/S.1

The For the People Act will protect our democracy by getting dark money out of politics, stopping billionaires from buying elections, cracking down on corruption, ending partisan gerrymandering, protecting the freedom to vote, and ensuring elections are safe, accurate, and accessible.

“The misinformation being spread on the For the People Act is being done by people with a self-serving political agenda. This bill ensures our elections are safe, accurate, and accessible and stops corporate interests and billionaires from buying our elections,” said West Virginia Maj. Gen. Allen E. Tackett (Ret.). “I served my country for 48 years, protecting and defending the Constitution. We fought to defend the fundamental principles of our American democracy, including protecting every Americans’ freedom to vote. West Virginians know that dark money groups and powerful corporate special interests in Washington have too much access and influence right now and we need the For the People Act to crack down on corruption and put the power in the hands of regular West Virginians and Americans.”