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.
The For the People Act would put power back where it belongs: in the hands of voters. For the next three weeks, we’ll get into how this legislation would fix three big problems that stand in the way of progressive power, starting with the outsized influence of big donors on our politics.
It’s clearer than ever that Senate Republicans are unwilling and unable to safeguard our democracy. So it’s on us. We might be angry, but we’re not helpless, and we should meet the ongoing threat to our democracy with more democracy.
Throughout the year, we were consistently inspired by the resilience, tenacity, and dedication of the Stand Up America community. It’s time to brag about all we achieved. We earned it.
Most of us believe that every American deserves an equal voice and equal say in our democracy, no matter where they live. But because of the Electoral College, we do not choose our presidents based on who wins the most votes, but on who wins a small number of critical swing states.