Biden and Congress Must Pass H.R. 1
There are many urgent crises that are critical for the White House to address at the start of the next term. The integrity of our nation’s democracy needs to be among the first priorities. We’ve seen rampant lies about election fraud and a disregard for ethics, accountability, oversight and rule of law that continue to plague our government. For far too long, many Americans across the country have seen their right to vote limited by a rise in pernicious voter suppression. This election, voters made it clear that they want to have their voices and powers restored by advancing bold change in our democratic systems. Thank you to Rep. Lori Trahan for supporting H.R. 1, For the People Act in the 116th Congress, a once-in-a-generation democracy reform package to clean up our political system, get big money out of politics, hold elected officials accountable for corruption, expand and protect voting rights and create a democracy that is representative of all Americans’ voices and values. Her continued leadership on this issue is critical. A new version of this landmark bill will be introduced in the next Congress. The Biden-Harris administration, members of the House and the Senate, including our Senators Warren and Markey, should do all they can to work across the aisle and help pass this very important legislation.