FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2021
Progressive Turnout Project Applauds Passage of H.R. 1, Calls on Senate to Act
CHICAGO — Progressive Turnout Project congratulates Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats on the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act. PTP and its grassroots supporters urge Majority Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats to immediately introduce and pass this historic democracy reform bill that will protect and expand voting rights and restore accountability and transparency in government.
PTP Executive Director Alex Morgan released the following statement:
“Today, the House of Representatives put us one step closer to fixing our broken democracy by passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act. This landmark legislation addresses three of the biggest flaws in our democracy: protecting and expanding voting rights, overhauling campaign finance reforms, and strengthening our ethics laws.”
“H.R. 1 ensures that the power and voices of the people are heard, and reduces the outsized influence of corporations, special interests, and wealthy donors. Since the November 2020 election alone, 43 states have introduced more than 250 bills to restrict voting rights, proving this legislation is needed now more than ever.”
“We applaud Speaker Pelosi and the 222 Democratic cosponsors of H.R. 1 for hearing voters loud and clear and restoring power back to the American people.”
“Our democracy works best when everyone can participate, and H.R. 1 does just that by calling for comprehensive voting rights reforms. From establishing automatic voter registration, to expanding early voting, and stopping voter roll purges, the For the People Act makes access to the ballot box easier and more accessible for all Americans.”
“Now it’s time for the United States Senate to introduce and pass the For the People Act and not let undemocratic rules like the filibuster stand in the way of democracy reform.”
Progressive Turnout Project is the largest voter contact organization in the country. Our mission: Get Democrats to vote. Since 2015, our trained field staff, fellows, and volunteers have made more than 59 million voter contact attempts across 39 states. PTP is grassroots funded, with more than 2.1 million unique donors and an average contribution of $16.35.