Then it will be up to the Senate to pass the bill to get it on President Biden's desk. Reforms in this act are tried and true and have taken hold across the nation. Reforms have already passed in red, blue and purple states and localities, often with bipartisan support.
With authoritarian forces on the rise in the United States, and more and more people being shut out of the political process through racist voter suppression laws and barriers to participation, it's time for Congress to take bold action to build a democracy that is for the people with solutions that have already been tried and tested.
Nothing, including the filibuster, which is a relic of the Jim Crow era and subverts the basic notion of majority rule in a democracy, should stop Congress from passing comprehensive democracy reform to strengthen our elections like the For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
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