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.
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.