Subject Line: [INSERT LEAGUE NAME] Strongly Supports Comprehensive Democracy Reform
For Immediate Release:
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[INSERT CITY/LOCATION]— The For the People Act, introduced last month in the U.S. House of Representatives, will improve American elections by making our election system more free, fair, and accessible to all eligible Americans. This legislation will restore the Voting Rights Act, improve Automatic Voter Registration, modernize the public financing of elections through small donor matching funds, end gerrymandering, and restore transparency in our government. [INSERT LEAGUE NAME] joins with voting rights groups around the country in our enthusiastic support of the For the People Act.
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[INSERT LEAGUE NAME] calls upon our local leaders to support this transformative bill. [INSERT LEGISLATOR NAMES] must show their dedication to a strengthened democracy that works for all. They must vote in favor of the For the People Act.
This legislation enshrines into law what all Americans know: that everyone deserves a voice in our democracy. The For the People Act is a huge step forward for democracy, one that [INSERT LEAGUE NAME] strongly supports.
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The League of Women Voters is part of the Declaration for American Democracy coalition, a nonpartisan collaboration of more than one hundred and twenty-five local, state and national organizations committed to delivering the bold reforms to our democracy that the public is demanding. You can learn more about the Declaration for American Democracy here.