Swing Left North Shore/Cape Ann is working again with Common Cause and Swing Blue Alliance on S1 – this time writing to activists in Delaware and asking them to call Sen. Coons and make sure he is doing EVERYTHING to pass *S1. Sen. Coons is a good friend of Pres. Biden so his enthusiastic support for S1 and doing what has to be done with regard to the filibuster to get it passed is one more important step in this process!
ROCKPORT, Tuesday, July 20, 3-6pm, Diane Vella’s
Packets of 50 cards with address labels and very short message – $5 to me for the postcards (cash, check or Venmo @Alix-Smullin) – and of course you will need 50 36-cent postcard stamps.
Please use the links above to RSVP – for other questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 781-696-6188.
Thanks, Alix, Ruth, Diane, Sandy, Chris, Liz, and Lynn
Introduced in Senate (03/17/2021)
For the People Act of 2021
This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.
Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.
The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.
Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.
Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.
The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.
The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.