The LWVUS supports FOR THE PEOPLE ACT:
Many elements of the HR1 legislation align with the League’s long held positions and advocacy to ensure that our elections are free, fair, and accessible to all eligible Americans. HR1 legislation passed in the House March 8th, 2019. Among many elements, the bill aims to:
Break down barriers that prevent Americans from registering to vote. The Act requires states to allow same day registration, establishes an opt-out system of automatic registration, and includes the establishment of an online voter registration for all eligible voters.
HR1 will restore the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and strengthen our elections by cutting back the obstructive laws that have kept eligible voters from exercising their right at the ballot box. Since the Supreme Court’s Shelby County decision rolled back key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, Americans have participated in elections where voters have faced a variety of obstacles, from reduced polling places to long lines, to strict voter identification requirements, to the removal of registered voters from the rolls.
HR1 will also empower small donors by creating a public financing system to match small contributions to presidential candidates. It will also close disclosure loopholes that allow outside groups to flood elections with millions of dollars of secret money.
Demand a Hearing for HR1 Now
LVWUS Media Release in Support of HR1