House Resolution No. 1 protects voting rights and more

There are many urgent crises that are critical for the White House to address. The integrity of our nation’s democracy needs to be among the first priorities.

We’ve seen rampant corruption and a disregard for ethics, accountability, oversight and rule of law that continue to plague our government.

For far too long, many Americans across the country have seen their right to vote limited by a rise in voter suppression.

This election, voters made it clear that they want to have their voices and powers restored by advancing bold change in our democratic systems.

Special interests spent $14 billion to influence the 2020 election, the most amount of money spent on an election in the history of the U.S. Instead of having special interests trying to buy our votes, we need to have elections that are clean, open and fair.

The For the People Act will clean up our political system, expand and protect voting rights, get big money out of politics, hold elected officials accountable for corruption, and create a democracy that values the voices of all Americans.

The vast majority of Americans support this bill, including 56 percent of Republicans.

The Biden-Harris administration and our next Congress must support the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a once-in-a-generation democracy reform package to clean up our political system, get big money out of politics, hold elected officials accountable for corruption, expand and protect voting rights, and create a democracy that is representative of all Americans’ voices and values.

Brandon Juhl

Mill Creek

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