WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement in response to the US House of Representatives passing HR1, the For the People Act:
“Passing the For the People Act in the House of Representatives is an important step toward protecting our elections and building a more inclusive democracy. The League of Women Voters is proud to support this bill that will end partisan and racial gerrymandering, remove dark money from our elections, and restore transparency in our government.
“We need HR1 now more than ever. The 2020 election saw the largest voter participation in our country’s history. But since November, we have seen hundreds of restrictive voting bills introduced by state legislatures in more than 40 states around the country. These bills seek to limit the voices of voters, particularly Black and brown voters, who voted in record numbers last year. Now is the time to expand voter access, not restrict the constitutional right to vote. HR1 will protect voters and help to build a fairer and more inclusive democracy.
“We applaud the House for passing the For the People Act, and we urge the Senate to do the same.”
CONTACT: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | [email protected]
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