With recent attacks on the right to vote and the continued intrusion of corporate money into our elections, the foundation of all our environmental progress is at risk.
The only way we can protect communities and ensure clean air and water for all is to have a functioning democracy that is free from the money of billionaires polluting our elections, that stops the dismantling of voting rights, and that puts people in the driver seat of our government priorities.H.R. 1 will help to safeguard our democracy and our elections from the influence of corporate polluters, ensuring that every voice will be heard both at the ballot box and in Washington. And a fairer and stronger democracy that works for everyone will be better equipped to not only act, but to lead on climate. H.R. 1will:
Create a nationwide automatic voter registration system and have same day voter registration, restore the Voting Rights Act, safeguard our election infrastructure from hostile actors, and put an end to partisan gerrymandering;
Strengthen ethics laws to curb the influence of corporate polluters by requiring the President to disclose their tax returns, put tougher restrictions on lobbying, prevent elected officials from spending taxpayer dollars to settle sexual harassment lawsuits; and
Fix our broken campaign finance system to empower small donors, support public financing of elections, and combat the influence of “dark money” unleashed by Citizens United.
For more than 125 years, the Sierra Club and the American people have relied on a healthy democracy to protect our public lands for future generations to explore and enjoy, to pass common sense, life-saving legislation like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, and to safeguard our health. Without a functional, fair, and representative democracy -- where the American people are the ones who hold the power, not corporate polluters and the super rich -- we won’t be able to continue the fight. Ask your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 1 to support a healthy democracy.
By clicking continue, you will also receive periodic communications from the Sierra Club. You can unsubscribe at any time.
By providing your mobile number you consent to receive cell phone and text communications from Sierra Club and its affiliated entities concerning environmental news and action opportunities.