Wednesday, December 19, 2018

It’s up to us to ensure that HR 1 is as bold

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he U.S. House of Representatives will vote on HR 1 — the most momentous pro-democracy legislation since the Voting Rights Act — early next year.

It’s up to us to ensure that HR 1 is as bold as possible and passes with overwhelming support so that it can be a launch pad for the democratic transformation our country so desperately needs.

Tell your member of Congress: Champion HR 1 to make our democracy — and our country — work for We the People.

Sign the petition now.

HR 1 will drive Big Money out of politics.

If we mobilize for fundamental reform, the bill will:
  • Replace the current, corrupt campaign finance system with one that relies on small donors and public matching funds.
  • End dark money by forcing disclosure of all election-related spending.
  • Call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
That alone would be historic. But it’s not all HR 1 will do.

HR 1 will combat voter suppression, extreme gerrymandering and political corruption.

If we do our job right, the bill will:
  • Enact Automatic Voter Registration and call for restoration of the Voting Rights Act.
  • Counteract gerrymandering so political parties can’t rig congressional districts to favor themselves.
  • Slam shut the revolving door by which lobbyists and corporate lawyers go into government to oversee their old industries, and public officials leave government for high-paying jobs in the sectors they previously regulated.
Between now and the vote on HR 1 in roughly a month’s time, we need to make sure every member of Congress is bombarded with constituent messages.

We need to demand that they not only vote Yes on HR 1, but that they also champion its passage and insist that it contain the transformative measures we need to rescue our democracy.

We need to win — boldly, loudly and overwhelmingly.

Then we take the resulting momentum and push the Senate to support, vote on and pass this game-changing legislation.

No matter how long it takes …

We are absolutely going to win this.

The fight starts right now.

Tell your representative: We need sweeping legislation to save our democracy.

Be a champion of HR 1.

This is our time.


Mark Maxey
National Coordinator
Movement 4 People

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