Pelosi, Lofgren, Sarbanes Joint Statement on Re-Introduction of H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Administration Chair Zoe Lofgren and Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes issued the following statement today after re-introducing H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021:
“Our democracy is in a state of deep disrepair. During the 2020 election, Americans had to overcome rampant voter suppression, gerrymandering and a torrent of special interest dark money just to exercise their right to vote. Across the country, people of all political persuasions – including Democrats, Independents and Republicans – are profoundly frustrated with the chaos, corruption and inaction that plague much of our politics.
“That’s why House Democrats are doubling down on our longstanding commitment to advance transformational anti-corruption and clean election reforms by again passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act.
“H.R. 1 will protect the right to vote, ensure the integrity of our elections, hold elected officials accountable and end the era of big, dark, special-interest money in our politics.
“Our historic reform effort will clean up decades of dysfunction in Washington, return power to the people and build a more just, equitable and prosperous country for all Americans.”