"On Jan. 3 Rep. John Sarbanes introduced the U.S. House of Representatives’ first bill, HR1, The For the People Act. While many are calling it the most sweeping pro-democracy and anti-corruption legislation of the past 50 years, it may be more perceptive to call it the most important civil rights legislation in the last 50 years.
The right to vote and the right to representation in our representative democracy have been slowly eroding over the years and people have come to realize that we must act now before our rights are gone. The flaws within our democracy have evolved over time. The causes are complex. But there are simple remedies for each of these flaws. The For the People Act packs all those solutions together into one package."
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Letter to Editor
Written by Rockford League members Elizabeth Lindquist and June Jacob
Rockford Register Star
Published: Sunday, February 3, 2019
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