Sign on to a letter to Senators Hassan & Shaheen to Support the "For the People Act"

As a New Hampshire voter concerned with strengthening our democracy and protecting our freedom to vote, we ask that you please sign on to this letter to Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Senator Maggie Hassan, asking them to do what it takes to pass the H.R. 1 / S. 1 For the People Act.

We will submit this letter with your name directly to the Senators.  After signing, a confirmation email will ask you to call the Senators' offices, speak to a staffer or record a message, and let them know your feelings on the For the People Act.   Then please take the extra step of sharing this with friends, family and your social media channels to urge them sign on as well.

Thank you for taking this simple action to help save your democracy.

Your friends at Open Democracy and the Open Democracy Teams

 


 

Dear Senator Shaheen and Senator Hassan:

New Hampshire voters know all too well how our democracy has eroded.    We see the anti-voter bills proposed in the NH legislature.  We are bombarded by Dark Money advertising paid for by undisclosed donors.   New Hampshire's election system, while secure, is out of date and not accessible to some voters.  Our voting districts are unfair and have been gerrymandered for partisan advantage.  The For the People Act can help fix our democracy. 

We ask you, Senators, to do what it takes to pass the H.R. 1 / S. 1 "For the People Act" as soon as possible.   The For the People Action would, for New Hampshire and all of America:

  • End Gerrymandering
  • Modernize Voter Registration
  • Enhance Voting Access
  • Empower Everyday Americans through Public Funding of Elections
  • Secure our Elections Systems
  • Increase Oversight & Accountability to Enforce Existing Laws
  • Strengthen Lobbying Rules and Transparency
  • Close the Revolving Door - impose a lifetime lobbying ban on members of Congress and a five-year ban on their senior staffers
  • Strengthen Conflict of Interest Rules
  • Expose Dark Money Donors

Senators, we acknowledge that the challenges are significant to pass this bill, yet the challenge of a failed democracy would be far greater.  We ask that you take the necessary steps, even if it requires modifying or repealing the filibuster, to pass the H.R. 1 / S. 1 For the People Act.

Thank you, and we are grateful for your defense of democracy.

Respectfully submitted.

 

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  • Sarah E Low
    signed 2021-11-08 11:54:30 -0500
    We need to protect the voting rights of ALL our citizens, because only by supporting free and fair elections can we keep our country a democracy.
  • Brenda Lett
    signed 2021-09-18 11:01:30 -0400
  • Shideko Terai
    signed 2021-07-16 13:16:25 -0400
  • Joe Magruder
    signed 2021-07-14 11:36:13 -0400
    Free and fair elections are a threat to Republicans, and they are conducting a brazen, no-holds-barred assault to prevent such elections. We must fight harder than ever to protect our democracy, including prohibiting a filibusters against S.1 or H.R. 4
  • Barbara D. Reed
    signed 2021-07-05 08:28:06 -0400
  • Jim Serrell
    signed 2021-06-24 15:21:12 -0400
  • Catharine Farkas
    signed 2021-06-23 16:33:48 -0400
    BE STRONG! The Republicans have no wish to govern. They just love keeping power and resourses for themselves and the 1%.
  • Cathy Roper
    signed via 2021-06-22 17:55:45 -0400
  • Benjamin Bell
    signed 2021-06-22 12:14:21 -0400
  • Cathy Vincevic
    signed 2021-06-21 08:21:51 -0400
  • Roberta Hambleton
    signed via 2021-06-18 16:24:04 -0400
    I know both of you are for this. Perhaps adding to the number of supporters will help.
  • Susan Coakley
    signed 2021-06-18 15:45:06 -0400
  • Sylvia Fields
    signed 2021-06-18 10:54:40 -0400
  • Ann Garland
    signed 2021-06-18 07:23:30 -0400
  • Rachel Osmundsen
    signed via 2021-06-17 21:17:48 -0400
  • Darla Bruno
    signed via 2021-06-17 21:10:53 -0400
    Now is not the time to stand on ceremony, democracy itself is at stake! Today’s Republicans are not those of old. They will not offer serious compromise, they only seek to obstruct. Enough is enough.
  • Nancy Graham
    signed 2021-06-17 21:09:56 -0400
  • Virginia Allison
    signed via 2021-06-17 20:57:30 -0400
  • Margaret Campbell
    signed via 2021-06-17 20:53:34 -0400
    The strength of our Democracy is citizen participation. We need to enhance voting access.
  • Susan Moore
    signed via 2021-06-17 20:34:35 -0400
  • Robert Welsch
    signed via 2021-06-17 17:16:05 -0400
  • Hank Clarke
    signed via 2021-06-17 17:13:03 -0400
  • William Secord
    signed 2021-06-17 16:24:16 -0400
  • Anne Huberman
    signed 2021-06-17 15:35:27 -0400
  • Peggy Johnson
    signed 2021-06-17 11:57:46 -0400
  • Joanne emus
    signed 2021-06-17 11:41:58 -0400
  • Susan Read-Smith
    signed 2021-06-16 10:25:25 -0400
  • Dawna Pidgeon
    signed 2021-06-16 06:30:12 -0400
  • Nancy Vawter
    signed 2021-06-15 19:57:34 -0400
  • Lucy Golden
    signed 2021-06-15 17:27:50 -0400
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