The For the People Act being pushed for by Democratic lawmakers aims to improve American democracy by making elections broader, stronger, and more equitable. The proposed legislation seeks to increase safeguards against foreign interference, to modernize and boost voter registration, overhaul federal campaign finance laws, make voting easier in federal elections and more.
Majority of the aforementioned reforms will be carried through for the general election that will take place in November 2022. However, some reforms that include redistricting and public financing changes will take effect at a much later date.
Legal Remedies for Any Challenge Pertaining to the Provisions of For the People Act
Challenges directed to the constitutionality of any provision of H.R. 1 shall be filed in the District of Columbia District Court. As much as possible, both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia are assigned to accelerate whatever legal action is necessary. In any particular case, the Senate or any member of the House of Representatives has the right to intercede.
Election-Related Issues Being Addressed by the For the People Act
The legislation aims to address issues specified under 10 titles enumerated below:
Title I: Modernizing Voter Registration;
Title II: Restoring the Voting Rights Act;
Title III: Election Security;
Title IV: Campaign Transparency;
Title V: Empowering Small Donors and Related Reforms;
Title VI: Enforcing Campaign Finance Laws
Title VII: Supreme Court Ethics Reform
Title VIII: Executive Branch Ethics Reforms
Title IX: Congressional Ethics Reforms
Title X: Disclosure of Presidential Tax Returns