Are your members of Congress Democracy Defenders? All week long, Indivisibles are reaching out to their members of Congress during the Democracy Defenders Recess to get them to support the For the People Act and D.C. statehood. Your elected officials are back in your district until February 21 to spend time talking to constituents like you. Whether you’re holding a virtual townhall, attending a digital lobby meeting, or showing up for a socially-distanced office visit, your members need to feel the pressure -- and one of the easiest ways to get their attention is by making a video.
Make a video telling your members of Congress to prioritize democracy reform and pass The For the People Act and the D.C. statehood bill as their first acts after passing a recovery package.
This is our chance to unrig the system that Republicans built to work against people of color, workers, immigrants, low-income families, and more. If we’re going to remake our democracy into one that works for all people, we need our members of Congress to use the majority that we built to be Democracy Defenders. Congressional Democracy Defenders will fight to pass our bold, structural Day One Democracy Agenda:
- The For the People Act (H.R. 1/ S. 1), to get money out of politics, expand voting rights, combat corruption, secure our elections, and more.
- D.C. statehood (H.R. 51/ S. 51), to bring balance to the Senate and make Congress more responsive to the needs of a diversifying electorate.
Losing these key fights or conceding on crucial pieces of these bills early on will enable the Republican party and Trumpism to control politics for years to come. We cannot afford to lose this fight if we hope to strengthen and reform our democracy and achieve all of our progressive priorities.
If you’re ready to hold your members accountable this recess and make sure they prioritize democracy reform when they head back to Washington, check out these todos:
Stay tuned for more ways throughout the week to make the most of this recess.