This is an exciting moment for democracy in Minnesota.
Right now, there is legislation moving through the state legislature that would enact a state-level version of the federal voting rights and pro-democracy legislation we fought so hard for. The Minnesota Democracy For the People bill would protect and strengthen the freedom to vote, amplify the power of Minnesotans by reducing the influence of dark money and corporations in our politics, and ensure that our democracy is fair, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of Minnesotans across the state.
What you can do for Minnesota
The bill is currently working its way through various committees and organizers in the state are seeking to build support for the legislation before it comes to a full vote.
There’s also an opportunity to join for a lobby day in support of the Democracy For the People bill on Thursday, March 16 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT.
This isn’t just about Minnesota. Here’s what you can do
The National Popular Vote – a measure that would guarantee that the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia is actually the person who wins the election – was just passed in committees in both the state House and Senate and is poised for a floor vote.
This measure is supported by Secretary of State Steve Simon and would rectify the inherently undemocratic Electoral College system that gives enormous influence to a handful of states across the nation.
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts.