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Indivisible on the House Passing the For The People Act

03/03/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 03, 2021
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC — Today, Ezra Levin, Co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project, issued the following statement: 

Bravo to the House Democrats who unified to pass the For the People Act. We celebrate this bold legislation to foster a real democracy. We look forward to similar swift action from the House for D.C. statehood and the John Lewis Voting Right Act.

But let's not be coy: Mitch McConnell will filibuster these reforms to death unless pro-democracy Senators stop him. We know this because we've been here before. In 2019, McConnell called the democracy-saving reforms "socialism" and a "power grab," and he refused to even allow a vote on the legislation. The For the People Act will suffer a similar fate unless pro-democracy senators take a different path - overcome McConnell's filibuster and pass this legislation.

There is no time to waste. There is an avalanche of anti-democracy legislation on the way to enactment in the states. From Arizona to Texas to Florida to Georgia, reactionary state legislatures are preparing to enact historic levels of voter suppression, especially targeting Black and brown voters. If pro-democracy forces in the Senate do not move swiftly, there will not be much of a republic left to save.

There is a cure for what ails our democracy. It's called the For the People Act. It's called the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. It's called D.C. statehood. Indivisible is investing over $10 million to support local Indivisible groups to enact these reforms and achieve a real democracy in America - one truly of, by, and for the people.

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ABOUT THE INDIVISIBLE PROJECT

The Indivisible Project (501c4) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.