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For the People Act, the Most Important Anti-Corruption Bill Since Watergate, Passes House

RepresentUs launching $5 million campaign to pass the sweeping election, campaign finance, ethics reform package in the Senate

Published on March 04, 2021

RepresentUs, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign, bringing together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between, applauds the House for passing the historic anti-corruption bill, the For the People Act. The bill would end partisan gerrymandering, secure and modernize our elections, and halt big money’s control of politics.

RepresentUs members delivered a petition with nearly 20,000 signatures supporting the bill to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday. Members also made thousands of calls to Congress members using the For the People Act online resource hub.

“Washington is more polarized, unstable, and broken than at any time since the Civil War. A mob stormed the US Capitol, people are losing faith in democracy, and special interests’ grip on Congress is stronger than ever. The For the People Act fixes the root cause of the dysfunction,” said RepresentUs CEO Josh Silver. “The fight to get the bill through the Senate has just begun, and RepresentUs is unifying conservatives, moderates, and progressives in support of this historic legislation.”

The For the People Act has supermajority support from voters across the political spectrum, as two-thirds of Americans support the bill. But there will be an enormous effort to stop this legislation in its tracks. That’s why RepresentUs is launching a multi-million dollar campaign to get the For the People Act passed to counter efforts like the one launched by Ken Cuccinelli. RepresentUs has raised $3 million and is actively raising the remaining funds.

“The For the People Act is not a power grab by either party. Instead, it fixes the actual power grab by politicians who stack the deck to keep themselves in power through gerrymandering, campaign donations, and voter suppression,” said Silver.

The For the People Act would implement a large portion of the policies RepresentUs has been pushing for in the American Anti-Corruption Act, model legislation designed in 2012. RepresentUs took a leading role in defending our elections in 2020. To date, this movement to put voters first has passed more than 120 transformative laws and resolutions in cities and states across the country.

Deputy Editor