Letters to the Editor

League urges passge of For the People Act

The League of Women Voters of Iowa and League of Women Voters Linn County calls upon Sen. Chuck Grassley to support the For the People Act, introduced March 27 in the U.S. Senate after passing in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, political spending and ethics for the three branches of government.

The For the People Act will give states the power and resources to secure their election systems. It improves American elections by modernizing voter registration, establishing the public financing of elections through small donor matching funds, and restoring transparency in our government. The bill provides for states to establish independent, nonpartisan redistricting commissions.

We have already experienced voting restrictions that suppress when and where voters can vote in Iowa. The For the People Act will restore voting rights for all and strengthen our democracy. It will put power back in the hands of the American people.

The power to advance this legislation lies in the hands of the Senate Finance Committee, where Grassley is the chair. He needs to schedule a hearing on this historic legislation in the Senate, and show his dedication to a strengthened democracy.

Jean McMenimen

President

League of Women Voters Linn County

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