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Democracy Reform Bill Introduced in Senate

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Democracy Reform Bill Introduced in Senate

March 17, 2021, Washington, DC – Today the Senate introduced the For the People Act, S 1, a transformational democracy bill passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month. National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan released the following policy statement urging swift passage of the bill:

“The For the People Act is a once in a generation democracy reform bill that 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. The bill is forward-thinking and transformational, acknowledging systemic racism and structural inequities that impact access to voting and addressing them head-on.

“Our democracy is strongest when it reflects the diversity of its people. In the face of renewed efforts in states across the country to suppress the vote, we call on the Senate to act quickly to pass this bill.”

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of 180,000 volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Through a program of education, community service, and advocacy, our advocates across the country create lasting social change on our key issues of the federal courts; reproductive health, rights, and justice, and voter engagement. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.

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