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Massive State-level Coalition Sounding Alarm on Democrats’ Voter Registration and Election Reforms

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Massive State-level Coalition Sounding Alarm on Democrats’ Voter Registration and Election Reforms

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Dozens of state-level advocacy groups are banding together to oppose congressional Democrats’ H.R. 1 — the “For the People Act of 2021” — that would federalize virtually every aspect of who votes in America and how. State legislatures have governed voting and elections since the Constitution was adopted in 1789, but if H.R. 1 becomes law the federal government will have the final word on virtually every important aspect. Among much else, H.R.1 would, according to a newly formed coalition of more than 130 state and federal-level, non-profit advocacy groups, seriously damage Americans’ free speech and privacy rights. The measure “would dramatically alter the First Amendment protections that Americans have enjoyed since the founding of our country. It would institute sweeping new burdens on their constitutionally protected rights to freely speak, publish, and organize into groups to advocate for the causes they support,” the coalition said in a letter made …

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