Minnesota: Democracy for the People Act
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The Democracy for the People Act (Bill HF3 / SF3) is a revolutionary package of pro-voter reforms that
- Expands voting access with automatic voter registration, pre-registration of 16 and 17-year-olds, increased language accessibility for election materials, and by restoring voting rights to formerly incarcerated individuals on probation or parole
- Fights money in politics by closing dark money loopholes, prohibiting foreign-influenced corporations from spending in elections, and creating a democracy dollars voucher program for public campaign financing
- Supports free and fair elections by protecting the safety of voters and election officials from intimidation or harassment at the polls, streamlining voter participation with online voter registration, and using more federally appropriated funds for state and local election security and infrastructure
Minnesota is no exception to the troubling trends we’ve seen across the nation; lawmakers are carrying out the will of moneyed special interests, not the people they serve. Reversing this trend requires structural change to create a government that actually does work for the people.
We Choose Us is a coalition of grassroots organizations, unions, and advocacy groups fighting for a better and more representative, multiracial democracy. To accomplish this, they’re introducing a bold package of reforms that shore up our democratic institutions and invite more people to participate in holistic civic engagement.
RepresentUs is working with We Choose Us to advance the Democracy for the People Act in Minnesota.
You can make an impact on this campaign no matter where you live.
The Latest On This Campaign
Walz signs Democracy for the People Act elections bill. And, your weekly legislative roundup.
May 5 2023
Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill into law (HF3) Friday that aims to expand and simplify voting and create more transparency around campaign money, among other provisions.Read More
Walz signs voting accessibility and protections bill on Friday
May 5 2023
Governor Tim Walz to sign the voting accessibility and protections bill on Friday morning. The bill aims to strengthen voting rights by protecting the freedom to vote and increasing voting accessibility.Read More
MN Senate sends ‘Democracy for the People Act’ to the Governor
Apr 26 2023
In a late night vote of 34-33 the Minnesota Senate voted in favor of SF3, more commonly referred to as the “Democracy for the People Act.” The bill overhauls several aspects of the voting process, and according to the DFL, makes it easier for every Minnesotan to cast a ballot.Read More