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About The Bill

The For the People Act is the strongest, most comprehensive democracy bill we’ve seen in decades.

The For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1) would make a MAJOR difference: for our right to vote, for everyday people’s power against big money, for fair redistricting and an end to gerrymandering, for ethics in government, and for a government that truly works for every single American.

The For the People Act expands access to voting for all eligible Americans…

by setting fair, national standards such as a guaranteed two weeks of early voting; automatic voter registration; vote-by-mail for all who want it, postage prepaid; voter-verified paper ballots; strict rules to prohibit purging of eligible voters from the rolls.

The For the People Act blocks partisan and racial gerrymandering…

by setting up independent redistricting commissions and writing clear rules to draw fair Congressional maps that do not favor or disfavor political parties -- so politicians can’t abuse their redistricting power for their own advantage.

The For the People Act makes democracy more transparent…

by making secret money organizations disclose their donors, making sure voters know who is paying for the political ads they see, and making sure anyone who violates disclosure rules is held accountable.

The For the People Act breaks the grip of big money in politics…

with a small-donor driven matching funds system -- to let candidates run for office without relying on special interests, and so public officials can better reflect the constituencies they serve. It also shines a light on secret-spending groups, so that voters know who is influencing their votes.

The For the People Act holds public officials accountable…

by slowing the revolving door between government and lobbyists, making presidential candidates disclose their tax returns, expanding conflict-of-interest laws to stop corruption, and requiring the Supreme Court to abide by a code of ethics.

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