A statement by WV AFL-CIO President Josh Sword in Support of the For the People Act:
"The For the People Act (S.1/H.R. 1) is a critically important and comprehensive bill now being debated in Congress that will protect our basic, constitutional voting rights.Far too many states are passing or attempting to pass bills that hinder our ability to participate in fair elections, including a failed attempt right here in West Virginia during the 2021 regular legislative session. Now, more than ever, we need transparency and accountability in the electoral process. The absurd amount of Dark Money that flows in and out of elections must be stopped, and opportunities for hard working Americans to participate should be expanded, rather than restricted.The For the People Act was created to do just that, and it is our hope that Congress will reach a compromise and adopt it very soon."