A) Pelosi to Dems: I am writing to update you on the status of that legislation.

H.R. 1, the For The People Act, advanced by Congressman John Sarbanes and passed twice in the House, is awaiting action in the Senate.
B) Pelosi to Dems: Our mission is to amplify the voices of the grassroots, as they vote, advocate for policy and choose to run for office. H.R. 1/S. 1 must become law in order to respect the sanctity of the vote, which is the basis of our democracy.
C) Pelosi to Dems: In addition, it is essential that H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, become law. When we pass H.R. 4, we must do so in a way that is ironclad constitutionally.
D) Pelosi: This is what Congressman Butterfield and the House Judiciary Committee are hard at work on now. HR 4 must be passed, but it will not be ready until the fall, and it is not a substitute for HR 1. Congressman John Lewis wrote 300 pages of HR 1 to end voter suppression.
E) Pelosi: H.R. 1/S. 1 must be passed now. It would be our hope to have this pass the House and Senate in a bipartisan way.
F) Pelosi: On another front, we are still hoping the Senate will pass the January 6th Commission. If not, we will be prepared to seek and find the truth of the assault on the Capitol, our Congress and our Democracy.

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