Calls to Action
Ask Your Senators to Support a Bipartisan Commission to Investigate the January 6 Insurrection
On January 6, 2021, Americans watched, horrified, as an attack was carried out on our nation’s Capitol building, threatening all members of the U.S. Congress and hundreds of staff and security personnel. This assault was not only physical but also symbolic, as it sought to disrupt the Constitutionally mandated process of certifying the electoral ballots. Motivated by a big lie, the insurrection was a bald-faced assault on the institutions and norms of American democracy.
We need an independent commission to investigate these events and protect Americans from future attacks. A 10-person commission, with five appointed by Republicans and five by Democrats, would be tasked with evaluating which systems failed and how to ensure it doesn’t happen again. It would seek to bring to light any parties who contributed to this deadly assault.
Read more about this here.
Contact your senators to let them know you support the creation of a bipartisan commission tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. In just a few minutes, you can submit a letter to both your senators at once via our letter writing tool. You can answer some short prompts to have a personalized letter created for you, which you can also edit and before submitting, or write your own letter.
Write to Congress About the For the People Act
H.R.1, the For the People Act, is a democracy reform bill that was introduced and passed in the House of Representatives in 2019. The bill was never brought to debate nor vote by the Senate majority leader, causing it to fail by default in the Senate. On January 4, 2021, the bill was reintroduced to the House.
H.R.1 is an expansive bill that covers voting reforms, campaign finance reforms, and ethics reforms. You can read more about this bill and how it aligns with many of MWEG’s Principles of Ethical Government here.
Even though many of these reforms are bipartisan by nature and have significant public support, current political polarization will make it challenging to garner widespread bipartisan support in Congress.
Use our letter writing tool to write to your members of Congress today to let them know you care about democracy reform. Just follow the prompts to have a customized letter created for you. You can edit the letter before sending.
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