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APRIL 14, 2023

Tracy Adair, [email protected]

ST. PAUL — Last night, Minnesota House lawmakers voted to advance the Democracy for the People Act (HF 3), legislation to implement automatic voter registration, expand language access for voters who speak English as a second language, and limit the influence of dark money in state elections. The Senate companion to HF 3 has also advanced through the committee process and awaits a vote by the full Senate.

The House vote closely follows Governor Tim Walz’s signing of legislation to restore the right to vote to over 55,000 Minnesotans, which was initially part of the Democracy for the People Act.

Stand Up America’s Managing Director of Policy & Political Affairs, Brett Edkins, commented on the passage:

“Across the country, Trump Republicans continue to undermine our elections and our freedom to vote, fueled by radical, anti-democratic conspiracy theories. Thankfully, last year, Minnesotans came together at the ballot box to elect democracy champions up and down the ballot to defend their freedom to vote. Last night, Minnesota lawmakers demonstrated their firm commitment to every Minnesotans’ freedom to vote and right to choose their own leaders.

“The Democracy for the People Act will strengthen the freedom to vote by breaking down barriers to the ballot box and helping to ensure that every Minnesotan has a voice in our elections. We’re so close to passing this crucial legislation, it’s already made it through all its committee stops in the Senate. We urge the Senate to pass this crucial legislation as soon as possible, so it can make its way to Governor Tim Walz’s desk.”

To speak with a Stand Up America representative about their work in Minnesota, please don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected].

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