Press Conference Wednesday: Groups to Show Broad Support for Democracy Reforms and the Pathway Ahead to Victory

Jan. 8, 2019


Press Conference Wednesday: Groups to Show Broad Support for Democracy Reforms and the Pathway Ahead to Victory

Americans Demand Reforms Contained in the For the People Act

WHAT: Press conference at which an unprecedented coalition of democracy, environmental, good government and other groups will detail the broad local, state and national support of the For the People Act (H.R. 1) and discuss its path to success post-introduction.

Americans nationwide have demanded these proposed reforms. In light of voting rights suppression across many states, foreign election interference cited by U.S. intelligence agencies, an increase in blatant conflict of interests among federal appointees and the sheer number of indictments and convictions secured by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible 2016 election interference, the For the People Act and democracy reform is critical to America’s future, and organizations across many issue areas are working together in new ways to achieve change.

WHEN: 12 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 9

WHO: U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.)
U.S. Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.)
Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen
Hilary Shelton, senior vice president of policy and advocacy, NAACP
Fred Wertheimer, president, Democracy 21
Vanita Gupta, president, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Rea Carey, executive director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund
Michael Keegan, president, People For the American Way
Bishop Garrison, interim executive director, Truman National Security Project
Josh Horwitz, executive director, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Christopher Shelton, president, Communications Workers of America
Debbie Sease, federal campaigns and legislative director, Sierra Club
Neera Tanden, president and CEO, Center for American Progress
Leah Greenberg, co-executive director, Indivisible

WHERE: House Triangle, southeast side of the U.S. Capitol



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