Voters delivered a mandate -- and an opportunity -- to move our democracy forward. It’s time for Congress to listen.
We need a democracy where voters are protected from discrimination and can make themselves heard at the ballot box. A democracy where electoral districts are drawn fairly, so that every voter’s ballot is worth the same. A democracy that isn't bought and paid for by the highest corporate bidder. And a democracy where ordinary Americans -- more women, people of color, and working people -- can run for office without relying on Big Money from special interests.
Just imagine what a Congress that took our democracy seriously could accomplish. We must ensure that the For The People Act (H.R. 1), which the House of Representatives is introducing, is the strongest package possible of democracy reforms -- to make sure government works for all of us.
These solutions are already working in states and cities across the country -- many of them passed by ballot initiative with strong bipartisan support -- and we can’t let special interest groups and others who prefer the status quo stand in our way.