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Congressman Tim Ryan Votes to Strengthen American Democracy

Statement

By: Tim Ryan
By: Tim Ryan
Date: March 8, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act. The bill will expand voter registration, ensure nationwide early voting, reform campaign finance, and eliminate extreme partisan gerrymandering.

"It's far past time that we put the power of our democracy back in the hands of the American people. Today, House Democrats did exactly that with the passage of the For the People Act. This isn't a partisan issue. Eliminating barriers to the right to vote, guaranteeing clean and fair elections, taking money out of politics, and ending government corruption are critical to any functioning democracy. The past few years have made clear that ours still needs work in these areas. President Lincoln ended the Gettysburg address with this historic line, 'government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.' We're sent here by the American people, and our work should reflect that. That's why I'm proud to support H.R. 1 and urge the Senate to do the same," said Congressman Tim Ryan.


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