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Democrats passed House Resolution 1 (H.R. 1) Friday, a bill which could be the most sweeping anti-corruption measure passed by the House of Representatives in a generation, by a vote of 234 to 193. The bill focuses on voting rights, campaign finance, and government ethics.
It seeks to create incentives for elected officials to rely on small donors, rather than large corporate contributions, when running for office and proposes new disclosure requirements on the source of donor money.
The bill seeks to expand early voting, create same-day voter registration, save eligible voters from "voter purging," and creates a pathway for re-enfranchisement for those who have lost voting privileges due to felony convictions. There is also an amendment to make Election Day a holiday for federal workers.
Third, there is a focus on anti-corruption measures. H.R. 1 would require presidential and vice-presidential candidates to disclose their income tax returns and wants paper ballots to be used in federal elections, mainly to reduce the risk of electronic voting machines being hacked.
originally posted by: BlackJackal
a reply to: network dude
As many of you know I am a major critic of Trump and many GOP policies. However, on this issue, I agree with the GOP.
It's one thing to be compassionate for individuals looking to better their lives but, just because you live here does not mean you should be granted voting rights. By this logic, if you happen to be vacationing in the US during the election should you be allowed to vote?
This is ludicrous.
The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success. Donald Trump and the Republican Party continue to jeopardize the futures of millions of Dreamers and their families and throw up roadblocks to meaningful legislative reform, and it is up to Democrats to stand up for them.
If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond. In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.
originally posted by: MRinder
Democrat politicians and the people that vote for them are willfully trying to destroy this country. Worthless piles of #, the whole lot of them!
originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
Makes me wonder if illegals can hold a local public office too?
I've been considering becoming active in the local government in my township and county, however, I decided I didn't want to be targeted by the local officials and their cronies for my active participation in the meetings and such. However, It now seems that I must put myself out there and try to help prevent this sort of thing from happening where I live. I seriously doubt this will happen here, but it seems like it is possible if the legal residents don't become more active. I vote every time in every election or proposal, but apparently that isn't enough. Time to start writing letters and get involved in local politics or I'm just going to be letting things like this happen in my locality.