Petition: Democracy Reform on Day 1

To: The next U.S. President & Congress
From: [Your Name]

In 2021, the next president will have many important issues to address: from combating climate change and gun violence, to overcoming the coronavirus pandemic and dismantling systemic racism in America. But in order for the next administration to do that effectively, we need to build a stronger and more representative democracy.

That’s why the next president must urge Congress to pass the For the People Act (HR 1) as a first priority in their administration.

In March 2019, the For the People Act (HR 1) passed the House with unanimous support from the Democratic caucus, and is supported by every Democrat in the Senate — yet the Senate Majority Leader refuses to bring it up for a vote.

The For the People Act is a once-in-a-generation package of proven reforms that would:

– Expand and protect voting rights and access to the ballot;
– Put ordinary Americans ahead of Big Money donors;
– End gerrymandering so that electoral districts are fairly drawn; and
– Clean up government and hold elected officials to the highest ethical standards.

This bill would transform our political system into one that is more inclusive, responsive, and representative of the American people.

The American people are tired of a government that serves only the wealthy and corporate interests. We demand a democracy that works for all of us.

We need a democracy where voters are protected from discrimination and can make themselves heard at the ballot box. A democracy where electoral districts are drawn fairly, so that every voter’s ballot is of equal value. A democracy that isn’t bought and paid for by the highest corporate bidder. And a democracy where ordinary Americans — more women, people of color, and working people — can run for office without relying on big corporate dollars.

Just imagine what we could accomplish in 2021 and beyond if our government actually worked for us.

Sign your name to show the next administration and Congress that Day 1 is for Democracy. Demand that the For People Act is a first priority of the next administration and Congress.

This petition is sponsored by: Alliance for Youth Action, American Promise, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Common Cause, Daily Kos, DC Vote, Declaration for American Democracy, DemCast USA, Democracy Matters, Free Speech for the People, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, League of Women Voters, Open The Government, People For the American Way, Pride At Work, SMART Elections, Stamp Stampede