|HR. 1-Will it Strengthen Our Democracy?|
H.R. 1, also known as the For the People Act, is a top priority of the newly elected Democratic House of Representatives, and with good reason. This bill promises to restore the promise of our democracy through a series of comprehensive voter reform laws that will make voting and participating in government fair and simple for everyone. The demand for these reforms from the public has been there for a long time, and this is the first opportunity in more than a decade to solidify them into law. The idea behind the bill is to break the hold that big money interests have on politics, and to strengthen the ethics of the voting process, so our elected officials know they are serving the people and not themselves.
The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) proposes creating a more responsive government, one that is more representative of the people who elected it, by making it easier to cast ballots, harder for Congress to gerrymander voting districts to their party's favor, changing how political campaigns are funded, and strengthening the security of elections and ethics in government.
There are several key components of H.R. 1, which include:
These are sweeping election reforms that have the potential to make a huge impact on how we vote, and what type of candidates we elect. If you are interested in getting involved with this or other government issues, or wish to discuss them with others, come to Voteopolis.com.
By Stephanie V
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