Repair Our Democracy

Repair Our Democracy is focused on defending the For the People Act against bad-faith attacks and outright lies.

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Newswire article
Friday, April 30, 2021
How the For the People Act Blunts New Florida Voting Restrictions
Yesterday, the Republican-controlled legislature in Florida passed a host of new voting restrictions in a brazen attempt to keep tens of thousands of Floridians from participating in future elections. This is the latest attempt by the Republican Party to restrict voting in a key battleground state...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Statement to CEOs: If You Really Want to Stop Voter Suppression, Support the For the People Act
Today, after hundreds of business executives and companies signed on to a new statement declaring their opposition to “any discriminatory legislation" that restricts voting rights, Repair Our Democracy spokesperson Ryan Thomas issued the following statement: “While it’s great that these executives...
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Newswire article
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Four Reasons Dropping Campaign Finance Reform From S. 1 Is A Dumb Idea
As The New York Times reported earlier this week, there’s a coordinated smear campaign against the For the People Act that has led some to call for congressional Democrats to “break off a narrower bill dealing strictly with protecting voting rights to prevent [it] from collapsing amid divisions...
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Newswire article
Friday, March 26, 2021
New Racist Voter Suppression Law In Georgia Increases Urgency for Congress to Pass For the People Act
Yesterday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his Republican allies in the state legislatures passed sweeping voting restrictions in a blatant attempt to keep communities of color and new voters from participating in our democracy. NBC News broke down how the new law, which: Shortens the window to request...
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Newswire article
Friday, March 26, 2021
3 Key Takeaways from Sen. Manchin’s Calling for Bipartisan Support of Key Voting Rights and Campaign Finance Reforms in S. 1
Yesterday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) reaffirmed his support for protecting voting rights and reforming the campaign finance laws, two key areas addressed by the For the People Act—a sign that momentum continues to grow for the wildly popular legislation. Here are three key takeaways from his...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Repair Our Democracy Blasts GOP Lawmakers for Shamefully Defending Voter Suppression During S. 1 Hearing Today
During today’s Senate Committee hearing on the For the People Act (H.R. 1, S. 1), GOP Senators like Roy Blunt and Ted Cruz defended efforts by Republican state lawmakers to pass new voting restrictions—shamelessly making false claims about the For the People Act and showing how far Republicans will...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Repair Our Democracy Urges Senate Dems to Pass For the People Act Without Breaking Bill Up
After Senate Democrats introduced the For the People Act (S. 1) today, Repair Our Democracy spokesman Ryan Thomas issued the following statement: “Our democracy is under attack, and the For the People Act offers popular, common-sense solutions that will stop the GOP’s assault on voting rights,...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
How the Popular For the People Act Reduces Influence of Wall Street, Corporate Money In Campaigns By Empowering Small-Dollar Donors...At Zero Cost to Taxpayers!
Our broken campaign finance system skews power in favor of the wealthy and well-connected. The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. FEC has allowed wealthy donors and dark money groups to spend unlimited amounts helping elect candidates. Today, Senate Democrats introduced the For the...
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Newswire article
Thursday, March 11, 2021
How the For the People Act Would Blunt Iowa's New Voter Suppression Law
Earlier this week, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law a bill that makes it harder for Iowans to vote early, will prevent tens of thousands from casting their ballots by mail, and purge thousands off of the voter rolls. As the Associated Press reports , the law specifically: Shortens the...
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