In today’s piece, we walk through what the Freedom to Vote Act would do to expand access to voting and protect our elections, how it compares to the For the People Act and what its prospects for passage in the Senate are.
In today’s Explainer, we’re reflecting on Congressman John Lewis powerful legacy and breaking down the landmark voting rights bill he championed — the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, H.R. 4.
Despite women voters remaining more engaged in elections than their male counterparts, there’s still a major disparity that Americans are fighting to rectify: Our elected officials are still majority male.
Republican legislatures in the states will continue to try and limit access to the ballot box no matter what. Until we have federal legislation like the For the People Act, our voting rights are in the hands of the courts and the people.
With H.R. 1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act stalled in Congress, we asked our contributors to think beyond existing federal legislation and to share other new, bold, voter-centric policy ideas.
This year has seen a historic amount of voter suppression legislation — but there have also been significant reforms and improvements to voting rights, and there is potentially history-making federal legislation on the horizon.
If corporations really believe in protecting the right to vote, now is the time for them to show it. Americans have many ways to make their voices heard — at the ballot box and with their wallets
Democracy Docket is excited to see your reform goals in action. Our 100 Days of Democracy initiative will build off these ideas to fight for laws, policies and practices that strengthen our democracy and its institutions.
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