Twenty young people at the Arizona Capitol are calling on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to support a change in Senate rules and advance the Freedom to Vote Act.
For The People Act
Senate Democrats' Freedom to Vote Act would no longer strengthen conflict of interest rules that prevent members of Congress from working on legislation primarily for their own financial interests.
The top Fortune 500 donors this year to House GOP election objectors are weapons companies whose revenue comes overwhelmingly from defense contracts.
Joe Manchin seeks to strip the For the People Act of a public campaign financing option, conflict of interest rules, and key criteria for preclearance of election procedures.
Manchin echoes ALEC and other Koch network groups in calling the For the People Act too partisan.
Public campaign financing programs in states and cities across the country have grown in use by candidates and have been strengthened by voters in recent years.
The landmark democracy reform package moves on to a Senate hearing later this month.