It’s now up to the Senate to get the For the People Act passed. Automatic voter registration, an end to racial and partisan gerrymandering, and ethics reform are all at stake. But it would also restore voting rights to the over two million American citizens with prior felony convictions who are currently barred from the ballot box.
We’ve explored how the For the People Act would get big money out of our politics, shut down corruption, and close ethics loopholes for government officials. The last tenet of the bill is about expanding voting rights, dismantling racist barriers to voting, and making it easier for all Americans to cast a ballot.
Trump’s behavior while he was in office was excessively, cartoonishly, and so transparently corrupt that we need to make sure that this abuse of power can never happen again. So this week, we’re exploring one way we can start building back trust in our democracy: by curbing corruption with the For the People Act.