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Let's Move Forward Fixing Our Broken Democracy

It’s time for a massive overhaul of voting, money-in-politics, and ethics laws — all to make our democracy more inclusive.

The time is now.

Most of us believe that no matter what we look like or where we live, we should be able to provide for our families and get the care we need. People across our country are now struggling to make ends meet or watching our loved ones suffer while people caring for us do without protective equipment and adequate hospital beds. Despite the pandemic, the economic crisis, and deliberate barriers set to keep Black, young and new Americans from voting, we chose new leaders to deliver relief for working families and small businesses, ensure we can get and stay well, and govern for us all. And now we expect our lawmakers to do their duty and put in place real solutions — to not merely tackle the crises the last government created — but to make this a place where all of us can thrive.

We need bold democracy reforms like the For the People Act - HR1 (in addition to the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act - H.R. 4 and Washington, DC Admissions Act - H.R. 51). To advance bold change in our democracy, we need bold solutions. The For the People Act (H.R. 1) is the most robust democracy reform bill since the Watergate era. It will get big money out of politics, make voting simpler, safer, and fairer, and allow us to hold our elected officials accountable.

Broward for Progress has joined in this effort by joining the Florida for a Rising Democracy a diverse coalition of Florida organizations and community members representing people who believe it’s time to get big money out of politics, make voting simpler, safer, and fairer, and hold our elected officials accountable.

No matter who you supported for president, the problems our country faces are too pressing to remain at odds with each other. We can all agree that we need to improve our elections, including ensuring people can vote securely, allowing early votes to be counted immediately, and expanding voter access so every eligible citizen can take part in our democracy.

We are aligned and supportive of the national coalition of 170 national organizations formed under the Declaration for American Democracy. We are ready to move forward together toward a better future for all to thrive.

Join us and take action now and sign on to the Declaration of Florida for a Rising Democracy.


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