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June 22, 2021 | S. 1

The path created by the Supreme Court in Citizens United has opened the spending floodgates that allow corporations and the wealthiest to control campaigns and our political process. The For the People Act (S. 1) ensures that our elected representatives in Congress are focused on listening to voters instead of high dollar campaign funders.

For many, exercising the fundamental right to vote has become increasingly difficult with the many barriers to access created through new and old voter suppression tactics. For example, in the middle of a global pandemic, many voters were forced to wait in extremely long lines and put their health at risk in order to cast their vote. In one of the leading democracies of the world, that is an unacceptable reality. The For the People Act will help to ensure that more U.S. citizens can register to vote and have access to a variety of paths to the ballot box. This bill will put a halt to and roll back many of the insidious efforts to throw up barriers to voter registration and ballot access.

These reforms along with those tackling ethics in government and gerrymandering are all ones that our members have been advocating on behalf of for many years now.  At a time when Americans believe the country is on the wrong track and have little faith in Congress, workers want their leaders to stand for reform and accountability.

This is Good for working people.

Vote result:

YEAs: 50 | NAYs: 50
Legislator Sort descending State Party Vote
Sen. Tammy Baldwin WI Democrat Yes
Sen. John Barrasso WY Republican No
Sen. Michael Bennet CO Democrat Yes
Sen. Marsha Blackburn TN Republican No
Sen. Richard Blumenthal CT Democrat Yes
Sen. Roy Blunt MO Republican No
Sen. Cory Booker NJ Democrat Yes
Sen. John Boozman AR Republican No
Sen. Mike Braun IN Republican No
Sen. Sherrod Brown OH Democrat Yes
Sen. Richard M. Burr NC Republican No
Sen. Maria Cantwell WA Democrat Yes
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito WV Republican No
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin MD Democrat Yes
Sen. Thomas R. Carper DE Democrat Yes
Sen. Bob Casey PA Democrat Yes
Sen. Bill Cassidy LA Republican No
Sen. Susan Collins ME Republican No
Sen. Christopher A. Coons DE Democrat Yes
Sen. John Cornyn TX Republican No