In March, the For the People Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
This legislation will improve American elections by making our election system more free and fair, and accessible to all eligible Americans. It will restore the Voting Rights Act, improve voter registration, modernize the public financing of elections through small donor matching funds, end gerrymandering, restore transparency in campaign finance and strengthen government ethics reform.
The League of Women Voters of Kootenai County joins with voting rights groups around the country in support of the act by calling upon senators to support this transformative bill and requesting the bill has a hearing and a vote in favor of it.
Idaho has already implemented some of the reforms, including same day voter registration and the Redistricting Commission. The For the People Act deserves the support of Sen. Risch and Sen. Crapo.
This legislation enshrines into law what all Americans know: that everyone deserves a voice in our democracy. The For the People Act is a huge step forward, making it easier and not harder, to vote. The League of Women Voters of Kootenai County strongly supports this important package of reforms that puts power back in the hands of the American people, not powerful corporations and wealthy donors.