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For Immediate Release

Mike Stankiewicz,, (202) 588-7779
Angela Bradbery,, (202) 588-7741

Transformational Change: Fixing Our Democracy

Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Public Citizen


This week marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the transformational For the People Act (H.R.1), and we can all sense the opportunity moment. In the wake of the cesspool of corruption of this administration, people are hungry for change. They understand that ensuring government works for the people is essential to taking our nation forward. We simply can't address climate change, enact sensible gun laws or fix our economy without reforming our democracy. The public will for reform is strong. Winning this reform package isn't optional--it's a necessity.

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest in the halls of power. We defend democracy, resist corporate power and work to ensure that government works for the people - not for big corporations. Founded in 1971, we now have 500,000 members and supporters throughout the country.

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