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   New Hampshire's election system, while secure, is out of date and not accessible to some voters.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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  • Cindy Raspiller
    signed 2021-06-11 16:58:22 -0400
  • Jonathan Phinney
    signed 2021-06-11 15:01:27 -0400
  • Laura & Ken Lynch
    signed 2021-06-11 13:09:51 -0400
  • Catherine Bushueff
    signed 2021-06-11 10:46:11 -0400
  • Lucius Sorrentino
    signed 2021-06-11 09:01:10 -0400
  • Jeanne Torpey
    signed 2021-06-11 08:39:41 -0400
  • Louise Ewing
    signed 2021-06-11 08:35:12 -0400
  • Addison Neva
    signed 2021-06-11 08:01:12 -0400
  • Marsha Feder
    signed 2021-06-11 07:56:32 -0400
  • Cynthia White
    signed 2021-06-11 07:17:22 -0400
    While the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is important and needs to be passed, it is no substitute for the For the People Act, which will preserve the cornerstone of our democracy, free and fair elections, and also reduce corruption and the appearance of corruption among our elected officials.
  • Rosemary Daigle
    signed 2021-06-11 06:51:35 -0400
  • Lynn Rossmann
    signed 2021-06-11 06:03:42 -0400
  • Jane Westlake
    signed 2021-06-11 02:41:04 -0400
  • Linda Robinson
    signed 2021-06-11 02:34:33 -0400
  • Ann Latham
    signed 2021-06-10 23:33:41 -0400
  • Sharon Dowling
    signed 2021-06-10 23:09:23 -0400
  • Louise Spencer
    signed 2021-06-10 23:03:45 -0400
  • Marcia Kiley-LeMay
    signed 2021-06-10 22:50:28 -0400
    The efforts by Republican legislators to give themselves the power to decide electoral winners and losers is what scares me the most. Voting is a constitutional right. It should be easier not harder for citizens to participate.

    Thank you!
  • Jacqueline Tilton
    signed 2021-06-10 22:44:29 -0400
  • Virginia M Dresser
    signed 2021-06-10 22:40:51 -0400
  • Catriona Beck
    signed 2021-06-10 22:33:35 -0400
  • Kim Wallach
    signed 2021-06-10 21:22:54 -0400
  • Laura Thompson
    signed 2021-06-10 21:22:51 -0400
  • Robert Wright
    signed 2021-06-10 21:14:41 -0400
  • Jim Giddings
    signed 2021-06-10 20:55:20 -0400
  • Jean Lightfoot
    signed 2021-06-10 20:53:09 -0400
  • dennis jakubowski
    signed 2021-06-10 20:40:12 -0400
  • Jeana White
    signed 2021-06-10 20:38:28 -0400
  • Petra Longman
    signed 2021-05-25 07:22:16 -0400
  • Sarah Dresser
    signed 2021-05-24 19:56:40 -0400
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