Press Release

AFL-CIO Supports Bill Expanding Voting Rights and Restoring Democracy

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on H.R.1—For the People Act of 2019:

The AFL-CIO proudly supports H.R. 1 as we continue the fight to restore the balance of power to working people. This bill is a major step toward ending the attacks on democracy that threaten damaging consequences to our country for generations. By expanding access to the ballot box, reducing the influence of big money in politics and strengthening ethics rules for government officials, we will begin to restore America’s core value of being a country where the voices of many cannot be silenced by the money of a few.

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