Sierra Club Applauds Passage Of Landmark Democracy Reform Package


Cindy Carr,

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Taskforce Chair Representative John Sarbanes, unanimously passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act. This landmark democracy reform package is designed to create nationwide automatic and same day voter registration, restore the Voting Rights Act to its full power, put an end to partisan gerrymandering, strengthen ethics laws to curb the undue influence of corporate polluters, and fix our broken campaign finance system, among other initiatives.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

"Today’s vote marks a major step forward for the American people and the integrity of our democracy. For years, corporate polluters have had unchecked influence on our elected officials in an effort to pad their bottom lines, advance their own interests, and silence the American people. With the passage of H.R. 1, Congressional Democrats are starting to turn the tide back toward a fully functioning democracy that leaves no one behind.

“The Sierra Club applauds Speaker Pelosi, Representative Sarbanes, and House Democrats for their vision and continued commitment to protecting the bedrock of our democracy.”


About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.5 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit