League of Women Voters Supports the For the People Act in the Senate

Originally published by the League of Women Voters of the United States.

THIS BILL WILL MAKE ELECTIONS FAIRER AND PUT POWER BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE 

WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters is proud to support the For the People Act, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 1 that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8. Today, League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase released the following statement in support of this important legislation: 

“This is the democracy reform bill the American people want and deserve. The For the People Act will make voting easier and more accessible by modernizing our elections and putting power back in the hands of the American voters. It’s time to pass this legislation and make it law of the land in time for our next election.  

“The League of Women Voters was proud to engage voters and build support that led to the passage of H.R. 1 in the House of Representatives. We fought to include Same Day Registration in the bill, which increases voter participation, and we continue to push for public financing in our elections, which helps more women run for office.  

“We look forward to helping advance this bill that builds on the promise of forming a more perfect democracy, and we encourage all elected officials to support this legislation that works for the American people.” 

Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | scourtney@lwv.org