To deliver on the promise of our democracy to every American, we must enact bold reforms at the federal level. We can’t let this opportunity for real progress pass us by.

Stand Up America is prioritizing five democracy reforms addressing the root causes of the inequity and power imbalances that plague our current system. We are calling on this Congress to pass them and President Biden to sign them into law. Read about them here and learn where you can plug into the fight:

The For the People Act

The For the People Act is a sweeping democracy reform bill that puts power where it belongs: with the voters. It would add tens of millions of new voters to the rolls, disclose presidential tax returns, and reduce the influence of big money in our elections.

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Ending the Filibuster

For decades, the filibuster has been used to protect racist policies and block progress in the Senate, giving a minority of senators the ability to hold legislation hostage. We’re working to get rid of this antiquated procedural hurdle and open the door to meaningful progressive change Americans voted for.

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The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act

The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act would combat racist voter suppression that has purged millions of voters from the rolls and closed thousands of polling places — and restore critical protections that were gutted by the Supreme Court.

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D.C. Statehood

D.C. residents do not have voting representation in Congress — that’s 700,000 people, primarily people of color, who are disenfranchised. The Washington, D.C. Admission Act would fix this by admitting the district as the 51st state, naming it the “Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.”

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The Protecting Our Democracy Act

The Protecting Our Democracy Act would prevent any future president from corrupting executive power the way Donald Trump did, from profiting from the presidency to abusing the pardon power.

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