Congress: We demand a democracy that works for us

U.S. House leaders

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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 special interest Big Money.

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.

Add your name to demand that Congress makes a bold show of support for our democracy -- and supports the strongest possible version of the For The People Act.

This campaign is sponsored by:
Americans for Democratic Action
American Promise
Blue Future
Brave New Films
California Clean Money Action Fund
Clean Water Action
Common Cause
Community Change
Corporate Accountability
Courage Campaign
CREDO
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
Daily Kos
End Citizens United
Franciscan Action Network
Free Speech for People
Friends of the Earth
League of Conservation Voters
League of Women Voters of the United States
Legit Action
MAYDAY America
NARAL Pro-Choice America
People Demanding Action
People for the American Way (PFAW)
Progress America
Stamp Stampede
Voter Participation Center
Voter Rights Action

To: U.S. House leaders
From: [Your Name]

We The People overwhelmingly demanded change through our votes this fall. We want a government that works for all of us -- that gives us all a say and puts our needs ahead of special interests.

Now, it’s up to Congress to take action. We want our elected officials to support the For The People Act (H.R. 1) and make sure it's a bold, comprehensive package of democracy reforms including: independent redistricting commissions, citizen-funded elections, closing the revolving door between government and corporate interests, and protecting voters against discrimination.