The first legislation to be introduced in the 116th Congress is H.R. 1, the For the People Act. H.R. 1 is a comprehensive bill with provisions to protect and support eligible American citizens to cast a free and unfettered vote and for the American people to be sure their vote was counted. The For the People Act would also increase the penalties for false or deceptive electioneering, reform the campaign finance structure to increase the voice of every-day Americans, and provide clear ethics guidelines for all federally elected and appointed official, including the President, the Vice President, every member of the President’s cabinet, every Senator, and every member of the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 1, the For the People Act, is a comprehensive response to many of the current challenges with, as well as the promises of, our democracy.
For more information on this important legislation and to read how you can become an advocate, please review the attached Action Alert.