March 24, 2021
To the Editor:
Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker have to do whatever it normally takes to get the For the People Act handed in the Senate and signed into regulation.
The Property just lately passed the act, which signifies a after-in-a-generation prospect to bolster our democracy by strengthening our voting, elections, marketing campaign finance and ethics legislation. Reforms in the For the People today Act are tried using and real – and have taken hold across the nation. Pushed by every day voters, reforms have passed in crimson, blue and purple states and localities with bipartisan help.
With anti-democratic and authoritarian forces on the rise in the U.S., and far more and far more individuals remaining shut out of the political course of action by way of voter suppression regulations and obstacles to participation, now is the time for Congress to consider bold motion to build a democracy with alternatives that have presently been tried and tested in states and municipalities across the region.
Very little, including the filibuster (which itself is a relic of the Jim Crow era and subverts the essential idea of the vast majority rule in our democracy), should prevent Congress from passing extensive democracy reform to fortify our elections like the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Progression Act.
We require laws to protect our democracy for potential generations. This invoice should pass, and senators need to do their job and pass it for the folks who elected them.