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‘For the People Act’

H.R.1/S.1

The ‘For The People Act’ would strengthen our democracy and get Washington working for the people again. And, early passage of H.R.1/S.1 is critical to making needed changes before the 2022 elections.

Email your Lawmaker

Write your Lawmakers with this link.

Using the button below, you can input your zip code, and your lawmaker’s names and the SCRIPTS BELOW will pre-populate. Just hit send. (If you want to send a letter through U.S.P.S., visit our Letter Writing section.)

IF YOUR LAWMAKER SUPPORTS THE ‘FOR THE PEOPLE ACT’:

I’m writing as your constituent to thank you for your continued support of H.R.1/S.1, the ‘For the People Act’.

It’s clear that our democracy is still under attack, from the failed insurrection attempt several weeks ago to continued voter suppression tactics targeting predominantly underrepresented voters.

Too many Americans feel that they don’t have a voice in government, and that’s why we need big, bold democracy reform to empower all of us.

H.R.1/S.1, the ‘For the People Act’, is the transformative democracy reform package that we need to amplify the voices of all Americans. Thank you for your support of the For the People Act and for your efforts to protect and strengthen the right to vote, help get big money out of politics, and clean up our government.

IF YOUR LAWMAKER DOES NOT SUPPORT THE ‘FOR THE PEOPLE ACT’:

I’m writing as your constituent to urge you to support of H.R.1/S.1, the ‘For the People Act’.

It’s clear that our democracy is still under attack, from
the failed insurrection attempt several weeks ago to
continued voter suppression tactics targeting
predominantly underrepresented voters.
Too many Americans feel that they don’t have a voice in
government, and that’s why we need big, bold democracy
reform to empower all of us.

H.R.1/S.1, the ‘For the People Act’, is the transformative
democracy reform package that we need to amplify the
voices of all Americans. Thank you for your support of
the For the People Act and for your efforts to protect
and strengthen the right to vote, help get big money out
of politics, and clean up our government.

Call your Lawmaker

Call your Lawmakers with this link.

Step 1: Call your lawmaker’s Capitol phone number. If you don’t know it, you can dial the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected.

Step 2: Once connected, introduce yourself politely and ask (if you don’t already know) whether your lawmaker supports the For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1

Step 3: Depending on how they respond, here are two ideas of what to say:

IF YOUR LAWMAKER SUPPORTS THE ‘FOR THE PEOPLE ACT’, SAY:

“That’s great news! I am calling to let you know that as your constituent, I also support H.R.1/S.1, the ‘For the People Act’. Please do everything you can to pass the strongest bill possible. Thank you!”

IF YOUR LAWMAKER DOES NOT SUPPORT THE ‘FOR THE PEOPLE ACT’, SAY:

“I am sorry to hear that. I am calling to let you know that as your constituent, I also support H.R.1/S.1, the ‘For the People Act.’ Your constituents are united behind the common-sense solution in this bill to make sure our democracy works for all of us. I hope you will vote for democrac

Write a Letter to the Editor

For more information, use this link.

Here are some points to help make your letter most effective:

  • We just experienced historically high voter turn-out for the past elections. Election administrators offered different ways to vote due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • We need to expand access to our democracy in the long term, not just for one election.
  • We need to support voters’ engagement in the democratic process – not special interests and corporations.

IF YOUR LAWMAKER SUPPORTS THE ‘FOR THE PEOPLE ACT’:

Option A.

Thank your MOC/Senate for co-sponsoring HR1/S1.

Urge them to have their colleagues join the ‘For the People Act’ in 2021.

We need a government that works for all of us. Talk about why one or two of the specific reforms is important to your community.

  1. Protect and strengthen voting rights
  2. End partisan gerrymandering
  3. Match small-dollar contributions for citizen-funded elections. 
  4. Close the revolving door and other ethics reform

Option B.

Thank you for your support of the ‘For the People Act,’ HR1/S1, Representative <Name>.

I appreciate you support a fast and strong passage including provisions around voting rights, gerrymandering, citizen-funded elections, and strong ethics reforms. I urge you to convince your colleagues to join you. 

IF YOUR LAWMAKER IS NEWLY ELECTED OR  DID NOT SUPPORT THE ‘FOR THE PEOPLE ACT’ IN 20219 (EVERY REPUBLICAN):

Option A.

As your constituent, I expect you to fight for the rights of ordinary people like me to have a voice in our democracy. I ask that you support the ‘For the People Act’.

Talk about why one or two of the specific reforms is important in your community.

  1. Protect and strengthen voting rights
  2. End partisan gerrymandering
  3. Match small-dollar contributions for citizen-funded elections. 
  4. Close the revolving door and other ethics reforms

Option B.

Representative <Name>, I demand you vote YES on the ‘For the People Act’.