Mitch McConnell Blocks Anti-Corruption Bill. Again.
Call you Representatives and ask how they plan to fight for the For The People Act.
The Senate recently blocked a bill on voting rights and election ethics, entitled the For the People Act of 2019.
What’s in the bill that McConnell apparently finds so detestable? Here’s some of what the For the People Act does:
- Aims to increase voter participation by making Election Day a federal holiday and enables Automatic Voter Registration
- Includes provisions to get dark money out of politics
- Requires candidates for president and vice president to be transparent and release 10 years of their income tax returns
Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Markley requested that the For The People Act be brought to a vote on Wednesday and Senator Roy Blunt blocked the request.
"The For the People Act repairs our broken campaign finance system, opens up the ballot box to all Americans, and lays waste to the corruption in Washington," said Udall. "These are all reforms that the American people support. Why won't the Senate Majority Leader let us vote on them?"
This bill is vital to combatting corruption in our political system and was passed by the House in March. But Mitch McConnell has repeatedly blocked the bill since then. Mitch McConnell's continuous fight against the bill demonstrates how his loyalty does not lie with the American people.
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