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LIVE NOW: The first committee hearing on #HR1 — a historic pro-democracy package that includes:

-Automatic voter registration

-Public financing of elections

-An end to gerrymandering

-A constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United

.@RepJerryNadler: America has increasingly tended toward an oligarchy. #HR1 will correct this drift away from representative democracy by reducing the role of money in politics, restoring ethical standards and integrity to government and strengthening laws to protect voting.
.@vanitaguptaCR: Repairing and modernizing our voting system goes hand and hand with reforms that address the rampant corruption flowing from the corrosive power of money in our elections. Both are necessary to ensure that our gov't works for all people, not just a powerful few.
.@Sifill_LDF: The introduction of #HR1 begins a larger legislative effort to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to its full strength following the disastrous 2013 Supreme Court decision Shelby v. Holder, which gutted a key provision of the act.
.@Sifill_LDF: When there's evidence of racially motivated voter suppression, as there is today, the federal government has the power under the 13th and 14th amendments to engage in the protection of voting rights of racial minorities. It's time for Congress to act. #ForThePeople
At the #HR1 hearing, Hans von Spakovksy is continuing his decades-long argument that nonexistent voter fraud is ever-present. Last year, he admitted under oath that he couldn't name a single election where votes by non-citizens tipped the outcome. huffingtonpost.com/entry/aclu-han…
.@RepTedDeutch: 66% of Republicans and 85% of Dems want a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. This is only a partisan issue in D.C. Everyone else in America knows we have to pass #HR1, overturn Citizens United and put the people back in charge of our democracy.
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