In an era where public trust of the government is at near historic lows (17% according to Pew Research Center, March 2019), ensuring the integrity of elected officials is integral to preserving democracy in America. The introduction of House Resolution 1, the For the People Act, aims to bring the public closer to that political reality by introducing a package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms. The bill was passed in the House, but was never even introduced in the Senate.
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D) supported the bill, which included elements of former bills he authored, the Voter Roll Integrity Act and Secure America’s Future Elections Act. Pocan will share his perspectives on preserving the public interest and restoring power to the public.
- Occurred Saturday, July 13th, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm