The For the People Act (S 1), introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), would strengthen and restore voting rights and offer new protections for voters, end the dominance of big money in politics, and implement anti-corruption, pro-ethics measures to clean up government. Included in the bill are measures to enact nationwide automatic voter registration, simplify vote-by-mail, expand early voting, and create independent redistricting commissions. The bill would also make Election Day a federal holiday and restore voting rights to people previously convicted of a felony. The bill passed the House of Representatives in March. It’s time for the Senate to take action!
Below is a script to use when calling your senator. If they have cosponsored the bill, consider thanking them first! Find all 48 cosponsors here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/1/cosponsors.
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