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H.R. 1 / S. 1 is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s signature piece of legislation to rig the election system in favor of Democratic politicians by undermining America’s electoral process. The bill is titled the “For the People Act”, but in reality, it should be called the “Corrupt Politicians Act”.

We need to Save Our Elections! At the federal level, we need to stop the Corrupt Politicians Act from becoming law. And at the state level, it is essential that we strengthen election security laws. You can read more about the reforms that we are supporting at saveourelections.com.

Under H.R. 1 / S. 1 (the Corrupt Politicians Act), massive amounts of elections-related power would be transferred from the states to the federal government. The bill interferes with the ability of states and their citizens to determine qualifications for voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, to secure the integrity of elections, to participate in the political process, and to determine the district boundary lines for electing their representatives.

This massive centralization of power into the hands of incumbent lawmakers is D.C. politicians' way of trying to make sure the game is rigged in their favor. But politicians already in Washington should not be choosing who goes to Washington—voters should!

The end goal of H.R. 1 / S. 1 is clear—to enshrine into law dubious electoral practices that enable and encourage fraudulent behavior, such as ballot harvesting, false voter registrations, duplicate voting, and ineligible voting.

H.R. 1 / S. 1 contains many provisions that are unhelpful, unnecessary, and unconstitutional. Here are just a few of the terrible policies contained in H.R. 1:

Publicly funds political campaigns— H.R. 1 / S. 1 will use public funds to create a six-to-one match on political contributions up to $200. This would force the American people to spend millions of dollars to fund the campaigns of political candidates. (source: starting on page 633, line 1)

Candidate campaign salaries would be publicly funded— Candidates that take a salary out of their campaigns would now be able to be paid with public funds provided by the previously mention six-to-one match program. (source: starting on page 723, line 9)

Requires political non-profits to disclose donors — This provision is not about transparency, but giving militant Leftists the names and addresses of conservative donors. Leftist activists have repeatedly shown their willingness to dox conservatives, threaten their families, and pressure employers into firing them. H.R. 1 / S. 1 would further empower this dangerous cancel culture. (source: starting on page 597, line 3)

Sabotages state voter ID laws — When arriving at the polls, voters will not be required to show ID and can simply sign a statement in which they claim to be who they say they are. This undermines many states’ voter ID laws, which were enacted to combat impersonation fraud, voter registration fraud, duplicate voting, and voting by ineligible individuals, such as illegal aliens. (source: starting on page 46, line 16)

Mandates same-day registration — States will be required to immediately register a person to vote upon request, even on the day of an election. With no buffer-period to verify personal information, this provision enables voter fraud. (source: starting on page 84, line 4)

Automatically registers ineligible voters — States will be required to automatically add to voter registration rolls every person—regardless of voter eligibility—who partakes in certain government programs, such as receiving welfare or obtaining a driver’s license. Other provisions of H.R. 1 / S. 1 then restrict the ability of states to verify eligible voters and remove ineligible voters from voter registration rolls. This provision will automatically enroll ineligible voters such as illegal aliens. (source: starting on page 51, line 11)

Unconstitutionally requires states to restore the ability of felons to vote — Upon release from prison, every felon would immediately be restored the ability to vote. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution allows states to restrict voting rights to those who have participated in "rebellion, or other crime." States have the constitutional authority to decide when or if to restore that right, as long as they do so in a manner that is not racially discriminatory. H.R. 1 / S. 1 would attempt to unconstitutionally overrule the 14th Amendment with a statute. (source: starting on page 157, line 6)

Violates the First Amendment — H.R. 1 / S. 1 deters political free speech by inserting a provision that makes it a criminal offense to provide “materially false” information that will “impede or prevent” someone from registering or voting. This provision is so vague that it would likely interfere with free speech and other legitimate activities. (source: starting on page 136, line 13)

Requires ballots be counted outside of the voter’s precinct — This removes the integrity of the local government to verify voter rolls and oversee elections and gives the power to count votes entirely to the federal government. (source: starting on page 180, line 2)

Creates unaccountable redistricting committees — Currently, congressional district lines are drawn by state governments that are accountable to their constituents. Allowing unelected officials to determine congressional districts is a nakedly political ploy to draw more Democratic districts. (source: starting on page 328, line 19)

Alters Federal Election Commission into a partisan organization — Currently, the FEC has six members (three from each party), preserving its bipartisan nature. H.R. 1 / S. 1 would reduce the number to five, giving one party a majority and the opportunity to weaponize the FEC for their party’s benefit. (Source: starting on page 728, line 6)

Talking Points

  • H.R. 1 / S. 1 would federalize our election processes, which are currently run by the states — This is D.C. politicians' way of trying to make sure the game is rigged in their favor. Politicians already in Washington should not be choosing who goes to Washington—voters should!

  • Helps Liberals in Elections — H.R. 1 / S. 1 is designed to fund, elect, and maintain liberals in Congress, it even allows for using taxpayer dollars to fund candidates.

  • Removal of Redistricting Power — Under this bill, the power to draw congressional districts would be given to an unelected third-party.

  • Automatic Registration of Ineligible Voters — H.R. 1 / S. 1 interferes with states’ abilities to determine qualifications for voters and destroys the accuracy of voter registration rolls.

  • No Accountability for Vote Counting — Destroys the sanctity of the election process and endangers our democracy by requiring ballots to be counted outside the county’s precinct.

  • Felon Voter Registration — Upon release from prison, felons are automatically allowed to register as voters.

  • Unchecked Voter Identification — States will be required to register voters on the day of elections and instead of requiring voters to bring ID to the polls, H.R. 1 / S. 1 allows for people to simply “sign a statement” confirming identification. With no buffer-period to verify personal information, this provision could easily lead to voter fraud.

Call Notes

Hi, my name is [FIRST NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY AND ZIP CODE]. I’m calling on [MEMBER OF CONGRESS] to oppose H.R. 1 / S. 1.

H.R. 1 / S. 1 is supposedly the “For the People Act,” but a more appropriate title would be the “Corrupt Politicians Act”.

Here are three reasons why I want my senator to reject any effort to pass H.R. 1 / S. 1:

  1. The bill would give public funds to politicians' election campaigns. Under no circumstances should public money be used to fund political careers.

  2. H.R. 1 / S. 1 would also allow candidates to be paid a salary out of their campaign funds...those same campaign funds that would now be funded with public money.

  3. H.R. 1 / S. 1 would federalize our election processes, which are currently run by the states. This is D.C. politicians trying to make sure the game is rigged in their favor. Politicians already in Washington should not be choosing who goes to Washington—voters should!

There are many more reasons to oppose H.R. 1 / S. 1, but I’ll just leave you with these three.

Please reject any and all efforts to pass H.R. 1 / S. 1.

Thank you for passing along my message. Have a good day.

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H.R. 1 / S. 1 would federalize our election processes, which are currently run by the states. Politicians already in Washington should not be choosing who goes to Washington—voters should! [MEMBER]

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H.R. 1 / S. 1 is deceptively titled the ‘For the People Act.’ A truer name would be the #CorruptPoliticiansAct

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H.R. 1 / S. 1 would force states to allow same-day voter registration which opens the door for excessive fraud. [MEMBER] please do not support this anti-democratic bill. #CorruptPoliticiansAct

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Sample Letter to the Editor

Public confidence and trust in the validity of election results is key to increasing voter participation. Americans deserve a fair and accurate election process. This means not only making sure that every eligible individual is able to vote, but that his or her vote is not stolen or diluted through fraud. The Democrats “For the People Act” (H.R. 1 / S. 1) unfortunately would both enable and increase fraud.

H.R. 1 / S. 1 would sabotage state voter ID laws, which currently combat impersonation and voter registration fraud, duplicate voting, and voting by ineligible individuals like illegal aliens. Under H.R. 1 / S. 1, someone could simply sign a statement in which they claim to be who they say there are. This would be on top of allowing same-day voter registration. The combination of these two policies that H.R. 1 outlines would open the door for massive fraud.

The bill would also require automatically registering individuals to vote who partake in government programs such as receiving welfare or obtaining a driver’s license. This would automatically enroll ineligible voters such as illegal aliens who take advantage of government programs. In addition, it limits states ability to verify eligible voters and remove ineligible voters from registration rolls.

In addition to these dangerous policies, it would turn the Federal Election Commission into a hyper-partisan body. Currently the FEC is bipartisan, with six members (three from each party). H.R. 1 / S. 1 would reduce the number to five, giving one political party a majority and the opportunity to essentially rig elections in their party’s favor.

Sometimes legislation proposed by Congress is bad policy, sometimes it is unnecessary, and sometimes it is unconstitutional. “For The People Act” includes policies that are all three, and I am urging [insert Representative’s Name] to reject this bill.