Policy Explainers

Last updated on April 29, 2021

There’s a lot happening when it comes to voting rights legislation, and Vote.org is here to answer your questions about polices and updates with everything you need to know and how to take action.

For the People Act (H.R. 1 / S. 1)

The For the People Act (AKA H.R. 1 in the House and S.1 in the Senate) is a transformative legislative package that will meaningfully expand voting access, particularly for communities who have been historically disenfranchised by our voting systems.

John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4)

Known as H.R. 4 in the House of Representatives, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is a bill designed to restore the original Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 and addresses modern discrimination tactics.

D.C. Statehood (H.R. 51)

D.C. residents deserve adequate representation in Congress. Passing H.R. 51 is the first step in making that happen.