Pelosi, Lofgren, Sarbanes Joint Statement on Re-Introduction of H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan 4, 2021
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Administration Chair Zoe Lofgren and Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes issued the following statement today after re-introducing H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021:

“Our democracy is in a state of deep disrepair. During the 2020 election, Americans had to overcome rampant voter suppression, gerrymandering and a torrent of special interest dark money just to exercise their right to vote. Across the country, people of all political persuasions – including Democrats, Independents and Republicans – are profoundly frustrated with the chaos, corruption and inaction that plague much of our politics.

“That’s why House Democrats are doubling down on our longstanding commitment to advance transformational anti-corruption and clean election reforms by again passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act.

“H.R. 1 will protect the right to vote, ensure the integrity of our elections, hold elected officials accountable and end the era of big, dark, special-interest money in our politics.

“Our historic reform effort will clean up decades of dysfunction in Washington, return power to the people and build a more just, equitable and prosperous country for all Americans.”

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