Truman Project Statement in Support of the For the People Act

Washington,DC – Following the filing of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, yesterday by U.S.Representatives John Sarbanes (D- MD) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Truman Project Interim Executive Director Bishop Garrison issued the following statement:

“Truman Project is heartened to see that the new Congress remains committed to prioritizing democracy reform. The For the People Act would bolster our nation’s voting, campaign finance, and ethics laws so that every voter’s voice is heard, candidates can run and win with the will of the people and not powerful special interests, and elected officials can serve free from conflicts of interest.”

“This act also includes provisions that are central to our national security. Efforts to provide for election security, full disclosures regarding digital political advertisements, and accountability in dark money’s influence are all important to ensuring that only Americans choose our elected leaders—and that only American interests drive our policy decisions.”

“Along with other members of the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition, we stand in support of the For the People Act and broader efforts to make our democracy both more accessible to the people and more secure against foreign interference.”