Score one for our representative republic. Republicans in the Senate used the filibuster to defeat a version of S. 1, a sweeping elections bill that would have virtually guaranteed one-party control, i.e., Democrat, of the federal government for years.
The Democrats’ so-called “For the People Act,” otherwise known as the “Corrupt Politicians Act,” would have supplanted states’ election authority and federalized elections by forcing same-day voter registration and voting; dismantling state voter I.D. laws; virtually eliminating any restrictions on vote-by-mail; permitting ballot harvesting; along with a host of other bad provisions.
AMAC members spoke loud and clear at the beginning of this year when they directed AMAC Action to make election integrity a legislative priority. They backed up their words with action – and a lot of it. AMAC members sent hundreds of thousands of messages to members of the U.S. Senate to voice their passionate opposition to this Democrat scheme to permanently “fix” elections.
Perhaps the loudest message sent by AMAC members was to the Senate Rules Committee in May, where they sent each of the nine Republicans on the committee nearly 25,000 messages telling them to relate the disdain they have for S. 1 to their Democrat colleagues. While the bill did fail in the committee, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer employed a procedural move to bring the bill to the Senate floor, where Republicans defeated it.
AMAC Action has been turning to the membership nationally and in states across the country to engage them in the election reform issue. We thank you for your commitment and follow-through on this issue but must warn you that this fight is not yet over.
The Democrats are already plotting to continue their quest for single-party rule and have teed up another bill, H.R. 4, the “John Lewis Voting Rights Act,” that contains provisions which are even worse than those in S. 1, if that is possible. AMAC Action is tracking this legislation and will provide a comprehensive breakdown of it for the membership.
This will lead to more membership calls-to-action to work to defeat this or any other legislation that calls for a federal takeover of our elections. We are blessed to be working with such passionate advocates for our sacred right to vote as those found in the AMAC membership. Your advocacy translated into strength for our representatives in Washington, D.C., to defeat S. 1, and they will need even more fortitude to continue this fight for election integrity.
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