Making good on a promise to turn anti-corruption into a top priority if they won back the House, Congressional Democrats wasted no time introducing their first bill in January: HR1. This bill, called the For The People Act, would stamp out the influence of money in politics, strengthen the government’s ethics laws, and expand voting rights.
Because HR1 represents values core to all American voters, not just to Democrats, RADC’s Civic Engagement for February centered around educating club members on the bill and taking the action of writing postcards of support to Rep. Pete Aguilar, thanking him for co-sponsoring HR1.
It’s hard to imagine that any lawmaker would be against a bill that supports voters’ rights, campaign finance reform, accountability and transparency in our elections and government ethics. We’re looking forward to the Republican-led Senate’s version of this bill.
The full text of the bill can be found here: Text of HR1