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Letter in support of H.R.1 highlighting provisions to protect voters from purges and voting caging, tactics used disproportionately to silence voters of color.
Testimony and Public Comment
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Young adults of color wear "I voted" stickers
On the 56th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, President Biden announced an Executive Order requiring federal agencies to submit plans to the White House within 200 days on how they can promote voter registration for eligible persons they serve.
Blog
Adam Lioz
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White House from ground level
New Mandate, Signed on 56th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Requires Federal Agencies to Develop Strategies for Registering Voters
Press release
Brenda Wright
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HR1
The For the People Act outlines a vision of what’s possible when our nation lives up to its promise of being a place where all people can lift their voices via their votes and their small dollar contributions.
Press release
The For the People Act can begin to address the longstanding racist exclusions in our democracy with policy solutions that are proven to advance racial equity.
Testimony and Public Comment
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US Capitol Building from a distance
While Biden inspires hope, our democracy has let down Black communities for far too long.
Blog
Joshua Harmon
"By ensuring that voters with limited English proficiency can access ballots, vote-by-mail requests, and other materials in Spanish, today’s settlement is one more positive step in the pursuit of a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy.”
Press release
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Empty voting booths at a polling location
Congress must act swiftly to put transformative pro-democracy legislation at the top of the agenda.
Blog
Adam Lioz
Laura Williamson
Why we need to prioritize passing H.R.1 along with H.R.4 and legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C. (H.R.51) as the first items of business in the 117th Congress.
Testimony and Public Comment
K. Sabeel Rahman
Presentation on the Impact of Select H.R.1 Policy Changes on Black and Brown Political Power
Testimony and Public Comment