For the People
We helped elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and win the Senate. Now we need to protect democracy. The For the People Act will end partisan gerrymandering, eliminate Dark Money in politics, and make it easier for all Americans to vote. Over 350 voter suppression bills have been filed in state legislatures across the country, making the passage of the For the People Act critical.
The For The People Act will only pass if people like you and me are willing to take action. Sign up for phone banks below, and be sure to sign up for the Swing Left Newsletter to stay up to date!
SLGB is organizing phone banks with Common Cause, calling voters in New England States to pass the For the People Act. We will be targeting Senators Maggie Hassan and Patrick Leahy to publicly support eliminating the filibuster. We will also target Senator Susan Collins to co-sponsor the bill. Getting moderate Senators to announce they support the filibuster is likely the best way to convince Senator Manchin to do the same. Without elimination of the filibuster, the For the People Act will not pass.
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More details on this crucial Voting Bill
Republicans are doing everything they can to suppress the vote across the country. Voter suppression is an attack on the very measures that gave more people access to the ballot box in 2020.
Why is the For the People Act important?
In response to Republican attempts to suppress voter access, Democratic lawmakers have introduced the For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1). The bill expands voter registration, allows voting by mail, outlaws voter purging, restores parts of the Voting Rights Act, and implements fair redistricting.
The House has already passed the bill, and Senate began debate in March.