What would it look like if the entire United States was governed by a one-party system like California? We may find out in the near future.
The Orwellian “For the People Act” (H.R.1) – which passed with only Democrat support in the U.S. House of Representatives and will now be voted on in the U.S. Senate – is 791 pages of what authoritarians dream about.
Circumventing the post-2020 push for ɛƖɛctıon reform, the Act, H.R. 1, strips the states of their Constitutional authority to prescribe the manner of their federal ɛƖɛctıons and claims the authority for Congress. It further states that only federal courts in Washington, DC have jurisdiction to hear challenges to the Act.
Under the guise of enforcing campaign finance laws, H.R. 1 also chills and burdens the free speech of advocacy groups.
It requires non-profits, like Life Legal, to file a report with the Federal ɛƖɛctıon Commission whenever we mention a politician’s name by classing our communications with you as “ɛƖɛctıoneering.” All advertisements, including fαcebσσƙ ads*, that mention a candidate in connection with any policy issue such as abortion, will now have to be reported as campaign contributions. The burden of filing reports will hamper many non-profits’ ability to inform their supporters of important pending legislation.
H.R. 1 authorizes the IRS to consider the political positions of an organization before granting non-profit status, enabling the IRS to punish disfavored speech.
It requires certain non-profits to disclose donors and donations – potentially subjecting the donors to harassment.
Additionally, the Act:
The Act also limits and regulates ɛƖɛctıon spending – which in turn limits and regulates ɛƖɛctıon debate and the exchange of ideas, while leaving the mainstream mєdια free to promote their favorite candidates without limit.
Please call your Senators today and urge them to vote no on the so-called “For the People Act.” You may call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Senators’ offices or you can find their office information here.