ADVISORY: Groups Show Broad Support for Democracy Reform and Pathway Ahead to Victory

Categories: Press Releases, Voting Rights

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shin Inouye, 202.869.0398, inouye@civilrights.org

WHAT: Press conference at which an unprecedented coalition of democracy, environmental, good government and other groups will detail the broad local, state and national support of the For the People Act (H.R. 1) and discuss its path to success post-introduction.

Americans nationwide have demanded these proposed reforms. In light of voting rights suppression across many states, foreign election interference cited by U.S. intelligence agencies, an increase in blatant conflict of interests among federal appointees and the sheer number of indictments and convictions secured by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible 2016 election interference, the For the People Act and democracy reform is critical to America’s future, and organizations across many issue areas are working together in new ways to achieve change.

WHEN: 12 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 9

WHO:

  • U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.)
  • U.S. Rep. Katie Porter (D-Ca.)
  • Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen
  • Fred Wertheimer, president, Democracy 21
  • Michael Keegan, executive vice president, People For the American Way
  • Bishop Garrison, interim executive director, Truman National Security Project
  • Josh Horwitz, executive director, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
  • Vanita Gupta, president & CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Rea Carey, executive director, National LGBTQ Task Force
  • Christopher Shelton, president, Communications Workers of America
  • Hilary Shelton, director, NAACP Washington Bureau, Senior Vice President for Advocacy & Policy

*More representatives from labor, environmental, voting rights, good government and other groups will be added.

WHERE: House Triangle, southeast side of the U.S. Capitol