Press ReleaseJune 22, 2021

Job Creators Network Reacts to Failed “For the People Act” Senate Vote

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2021)—Today, the U.S. Senate failed to advance the “For the People Act”—controversial election reform legislation being pushed by congressional Democrats. Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network (JCN), released the following statement:

The creatively misnamed “For the People Act” is an outright attack on the U.S. election system in an effort to tilt the scale to benefit Democrats. Among its many flaws, the legislation subverts free speech by making specific changes to financial disclosure requirements for advocacy and grassroots groups that will allow radical activists to accelerate the cancel culture and discourage civic participation. The bill will also allow federal campaigns to use taxpayer money and tramples on the fundamental idea that state legislatures should write their own election rules. Bipartisan, commonsense strategies are needed to ensure the integrity of our election system. Not one-party backroom wheeling and dealing.

It’s encouraging that many lawmakers are standing up against the electoral power grab and holding the line, for the sake of all Americans.