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H.R. 1 is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s signature piece of legislation to rig the election system in favor of Democratic politicians by undermining America’s electoral process.
Under H.R. 1, massive amounts of elections-related power would be transferred from the states to the federal government. The bill interferes with the ability of states and their citizens to determine qualifications for voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, to secure the integrity of elections, to participate in the political process, and to determine the district boundary lines for electing their representatives.
This massive centralization of power into the hands of incumbent lawmakers is D.C. politicians' way of trying to make sure the game is rigged in their favor. But politicians already in Washington should not be choosing who goes to Washington—voters should!
The end goal of H.R. 1 is clear—to enshrine into law dubious electoral practices that enable and encourage fraudulent behavior, such as ballot harvesting, false voter registrations, duplicate voting, and ineligible voting.
H.R. 1 contains many provisions that are unhelpful, unnecessary, and unconstitutional. Here are just a few of the terrible policies contained in H.R. 1:
Funds political campaigns with taxpayer dollars — H.R. 1 uses taxpayer money to create a six-to-one match on political contributions up to $200. This would force Americans to spend millions of dollars to fund the campaigns of candidates they are politically opposed to.
Allows candidates to take a salary from their campaigns — Senators and representatives are already paid a salary for their work in Congress. H.R. 1 would allow politicians to take a second salary from their political campaigns—campaigns that would be funded by your taxpayer dollars. This creates a perverse situation where taxpayers are providing politicians with two salaries!
Requires political non-profits to disclose donors — This provision is not about transparency, but giving militant Leftists the names and addresses of conservative donors. Leftist activists have repeatedly shown their willingness to dox conservatives, threaten their families, and pressure employers into firing them. H.R. 1 would further empower this dangerous cancel culture.
Sabotages state voter ID laws — When arriving at the polls, voters will not be required to show ID and can simply sign a statement in which they claim to be who they say they are. This undermines many states’ voter ID laws, which were enacted to combat impersonation fraud, voter registration fraud, duplicate voting, and voting by ineligible individuals, such as illegal aliens.
Mandates same-day registration — States will be required to immediately register a person to vote upon request, even on the day of an election. With no buffer-period to verify personal information, this provision enables voter fraud.
Automatically registers ineligible voters — States will be required to automatically add to voter registration rolls every person—regardless of voter eligibility—who partakes in certain government programs, such as receiving welfare or obtaining a driver’s license. Other provisions of H.R. 1 then restrict the ability of states to verify eligible voters and remove ineligible voters from voter registration rolls. This provision will automatically enroll ineligible voters such as illegal aliens.
Unconstitutionally requires states to restore the ability of felons to vote — Upon release from prison, every felon would immediately be restored the ability to vote. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution allows states to restrict voting rights to those who have participated in "rebellion, or other crime." States have the constitutional authority to decide when or if to restore that right, as long as they do so in a manner that is not racially discriminatory. H.R. 1 would attempt to unconstitutionally overrule the 14th Amendment with a statute.
Violates the First Amendment — H.R. 1 deters political free speech by inserting a provision that makes it a criminal offense to provide “materially false” information that will “impede or prevent” someone from registering or voting. This provision is so vague that it would likely interfere with free speech and other legitimate activities.
Requires ballots be counted outside of the voter’s precinct — This removes the integrity of the local government to verify voter rolls and oversee elections and gives the power to count votes entirely to the federal government.
Creates unaccountable redistricting committees — Currently, congressional district lines are drawn by state governments that are accountable to their constituents. Allowing unelected officials to determine congressional districts is a nakedly political ploy to draw more Democratic districts.
Alters Federal Election Commission into a partisan organization — Currently, the FEC has six members (three from each party), preserving its bipartisan nature. H.R. 1 would reduce the number to five, giving one party a majority and the opportunity to weaponize the FEC for their party’s benefit.
H.R. 1 would federalize our election processes, which are currently run by the states — This is D.C. politicians' way of trying to make sure the game is rigged in their favor. Politicians already in Washington should not be choosing who goes to Washington—voters should!
Helps Liberals in Elections — H.R. 1 is designed to fund, elect, and maintain liberals in Congress, it even allows for using taxpayer dollars to fund candidates.
Removal of Redistricting Power — Under this bill, the power to draw congressional districts would be given to an unelected third-party.
Automatic Registration of Ineligible Voters — H.R. 1 interferes with states’ abilities to determine qualifications for voters and destroys the accuracy of voter registration rolls.
No Accountability for Vote Counting — Destroys the sanctity of the election process and endangers our democracy by requiring ballots to be counted outside the county’s precinct.
Felon Voter Registration — Upon release from prison, felons are automatically allowed to register as voters.
Unchecked Voter Identification — States will be required to register voters on the day of elections and instead of requiring voters to bring ID to the polls, H.R. 1 allows for people to simply “sign a statement” confirming identification. With no buffer-period to verify personal information, this provision could easily lead to voter fraud.
Paid Salary out of Campaign Funds — Allows candidates to be paid a salary out of their campaign funds...the same campaign funds that would now be funded with taxpayer dollars. Taxpayers already pay Congressmen a salary—but now politicians want to double-dip!
Hi, my name is [FIRST NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY AND ZIP CODE]. I’m calling on [MEMBER OF CONGRESS] to oppose H.R. 1.
H.R. 1 is supposedly the “For the People Act,” but a more appropriate title would be the “For the Politicians Act.”
Here are three reasons why I want my representative to vote “NO” on H.R. 1:
The bill would give my taxpayer dollars to politicians to fund their reelection campaigns. Under no circumstances should taxpayer money be used to fund political careers.
H.R. 1 would also allow candidates to be paid a salary out of their campaign funds...those same campaign funds that would now be funded with taxpayer dollars. Taxpayers already pay Congressmen a salary—but now politicians want to double dip!
H.R. 1 would federalize our election processes, which are currently run by the states. This is D.C. politicians trying to make sure the game is rigged in their favor. Politicians already in Washington should not be choosing who goes to Washington—voters should!
There are many more reasons to oppose H.R. 1, but I’ll just leave you with these three.
I call on [MEMBER OF CONGRESS] to vote “NO” on H.R. 1.
Thank you for passing along my message. Have a good day.
Social Posts (remember to insert the social handle of your member)
Nancy Pelosi's H.R. 1 would give taxpayer dollars to politicians' re-election campaigns. The American people should not be forced to support the campaigns of politicians they oppose! [MEMBER]
H.R. 1 would federalize our election processes, which are currently run by the states. Politicians already in Washington should not be choosing who goes to Washington—voters should! [MEMBER]
H.R. 1 is deceptively titled the ‘For the People Act.’ A truer name would be the #StealElectionsAct
.[MEMBER], H.R. 1 sets a dangerous precedent that strips states of their election oversight and includes far-left policies that Americans like me do not support. Please vote against H.R. 1. #NOTForThePeopleAct
H.R. 1 would force states to allow same-day voter registration which opens the door for excessive fraud. [MEMBER] please do not support this anti-democratic bill. #StealElectionsAct
.@SpeakerPelosi cares more about helping felons vote than she does about securing the border. Oppose #HR1 #NOTForThePeopleAct
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