What we’re fighting for
Earlier this year, progressives secured a huge win with the House of Representatives passing The For the People Act, HR1, a sweeping reform bill that tackles corruption, election interference, and protects the right to vote. HR1 includes:
- Campaign finance reforms that would provide greater transparency and amplify the voices of voters through a small-dollar matching system.
- Ethics reforms that would require presidents to release their tax returns, increase oversight of lobbyists and foreign agents, and close the revolving door between government and big corporations.
- Voting rights reforms that would revitalize the Voting Rights Act, enact automatic voter registration, and put an end to partisan gerrymandering.
The Stand Up America community was critical to getting this legislation passed in the House. Together, we drove thousands of calls that sent a clear message to Congress: It’s time for change. Now we must keep the momentum going!
That’s why we’re fighting for democracy-strengthening policies at the state-level, including automatic voter registration and campaign finance reform, to fix our broken political system from the ground up, and build momentum for national change.
We also need to keep up pressure on the Senate. Right now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is single-handedly blocking the Senate version of HR1 from moving forward. He’s afraid these reforms are a threat to Republican power — and he’s prioritizing the interests of his party over our democracy.
If we want to make progress on the critical issues facing our country, from climate change and immigration reform to economic fairness, then we must fix our broken political system first.
Add your name to join the fight to strengthen our democracy.