Democrats’ HR 1 is Bold Vision for Voting Rights, Campaign Finance Reform

john sarbanes(APN) ATLANTA — On March 08, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For The People Act of a 2019, a proposed law that sets forth a comprehensive vision for improving democracy in the U.S.

 

HR 1 addresses myriad issues, including voting rights, campaign finance and spending reform, and election integrity and security.

 

The final vote results in the U.S. House were 234 years, all Democrats; and 193 nays, all Republicans.

 

Now the bill is in the Republican-dominated U.S. Senate, where it has about as much chance of passing as a snowball in hell.

 

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised that it would not get a vote in the Senate.

 

The bill is a transformative set of reforms to strengthen democracy, return political power to the people by making it easier to vote, ending the dominance of big money in our politics and much more.

 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1  

 

H.R. 1 was sponsored by U.S. Rep. John…

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