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Actions, Democracy

The new administration and Congress have many important issues to address: from combating climate change and gun violence, to overcoming the coronavirus pandemic and dismantling systemic racism in America.

To create the kind of permanent change young people want to see in our democracy, we need 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 values the voices of all Americans.

Democracy is connected to many important issues young people care about. If we are ever going to see progress on these issues, we must have a democracy that responds to the needs and priorities of voters—not wealthy donors and corporate interests. 

The “For the People Act” is a bill that includes multiple policy solutions to build a stronger democracy that will more fairly represent all people, including marginalized communities that often have been kept from realizing the American dream.

This bill would:

  • Increase fair access to the ballot box, making it easier, not harder to vote
  • End the dominance of big money in politics
  • Ensure public officials work in the interest of the public.

Young people showed up at the polls in historic numbers and voted for change, now the Biden-Harris administration and Congress have the opportunity to finish the job, pass H.R. 1, and restore the power of our democracy to the hands of the people. Add your name to our petition todaytell Congress to pass the “For the People Act” as a first order of business in the new administration. 

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