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RepresentUs is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for state and local laws based on model legislation called the American Anti-Corruption Act. It is a proposal to overhaul lobbying, transparency, and campaign finance laws. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections. We are a powerful movement of independents, progressives, and conservatives is building on America's long tradition of pursuing federal reform through the states.

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Ed Helms reminds us that gerrymandering is like ... really bad

Yes, the For the People Act would prevent gerrymandering this cycle

Effingham is director of federal reform for RepresentUs, a right-left anti-corruption group.

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Honor John Lewis, Get in Good Trouble | RepresentUs

Video: Honor John Lewis, Get in Good Trouble | RepresentUs

One year gone, but the fight lives on. Civil rights leader and Rep. John Lewis died on July 17, 2020.

Over his decades of service, Congressman Lewis called on people to get into good trouble as he fought for equal rights and better voting access for all. Championing voting rights for the Black community was a major issue for Lewis and he inspired many to fight for their right to vote alongside him. RepresentUs reminds us that now more than ever, we must honor John Lewis by protecting the precious right to vote, and get in good trouble.

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Gov. Phil Scott signed legislation making Vermont the latest state to adopt a permanent vote-by-mail system.

Vermont learns the right lesson from the 2020 general election

Silver is the executive director and co-founder of RepresentUs, a right-left anti-corruption group.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is managing the For the People Act, has circulated changes to the bill that would help election officials.

Democrats tweak For the People Act, but to what end?

Democrats, seeking to shore up support for their expansive election reform legislation, have made some modifications to the bill -- but the changes appear unlikely to help get the legislation through the Senate.

Responding to the concerns of election officials who questioned whether they would have the time and resources to meet all of the requirements laid out in the For the People Act, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has drafted changes and circulated them among her fellow Senators, according to The Washington Post.

While the modifications offer waivers and later deadlines to ease states' path to implementing vote-by-mail systems, early voting and election equipment standards, they do not address the major complaints from Republican lawmakers, who claim the bill is an appropriation federalization of elections.

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