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I want to take a second to tell you about H.R., one of the most important bills.

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I was a civil rights lawyer for two decades, which is why I want to take a second to tell you about H.R. 1 — one of Democrats’ most important bills out.

H.R. 1 would make it easier to vote, reduce big money in politics, bring an end to partisan gerrymandering, and fight political corruption. Democrats are calling for the bill to be brought to the U.S. Senate floor, and Republicans couldn’t be more angry about it. Republicans are terrified of this bill because they know it attacks the pernicious tactics they’ve used to stay in power for decades.

Democrats know that our democracy works best when every eligible citizen participates, and this bill is our promise to the American people that your vote will be counted and your voice will be heard. Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party are fighting tooth and nail to kill this bill, so there’s never been a more urgent time to stand with the Democrats fighting for it.

Will you add your name and stand with the Democrats in the House of Representatives and across the nation who are working to protect our democracy?


For decades, Republicans have been muddying the water when it comes to our elections. Their willingness to buy elections through big-monied interests, gerrymander districts with surgical precision, purge voters, push heinous voter ID laws, and even cheat to win, is reprehensible.

Just last year, then Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp employed voter suppression tactics that disproportionately affected people of color and led him to victory against Democratic candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams. More recently, a new election was announced in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, after evidence surmounted of an absentee ballot scheme that was put into place by a consultant Republican candidate Mark Harris hired.

We can’t continue to allow our democracy to fall under attack because Republicans refuse to let go of whatever political power they have, which is exactly why House Democrats have introduced H.R. 1.

The nitty-gritty of this bill could truly transform how our politics function, so I want you to read a few key reforms:

  • Every eligible citizen would be able to register to vote online or be automatically registered upon receiving a driver’s license.
  • It would be harder to remove folks from voter rolls, like we saw in Georgia and Ohio last year.
  • States would use paper ballots in federal elections to prevent tampering.
  • Independent commissions would be put into place to draw congressional district maps and prevent partisan gerrymandering.
  • Campaigns would have to disclose any big donors behind 501(c)(4) organizations.
  • All presidents and vice presidents would be required to release their tax returns.
  • House members would be prohibited from serving on corporate boards.
  • Foreign lobbyists and special interests would have a harder time influencing our laws.

Elections have consequences, and H.R. 1 is proof of that. This bill is the first piece of legislation that our new Democratic majority introduced because we know that folks feel like they’ve been locked out of their own democracy — and that must come to an end.

I hope you’ll add your name today to stand with Democrats nationwide who are fighting for every American’s vote to count.

Thanks for all you do, Michael.


Tom Perez
Democratic National Committee

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