This isn't the first time the warning bells have been sounded about this matter. Democrats in Congress have filed this resolution, nicknamed the For the People Act, at the beginnings of several previous sessions. They claim that it's supposed to make the five improvements in the graphic above:
Sounds great, right?—at least for left-of-center voters who want to see democracy enhanced in a political system in desperate need of reform (or, as some of us believe, replacement). The Progressive Reform Network, one of many nonprofits that send me far too much email, seems to think it's all cool.
However, there's an ugly snake in all that beautiful grass. That bullet point in the graphic about matching grassroots donations? That already happens, but this resolution aims to make qualifying for the matching more difficult.
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