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AOC on HR1

Congress is holding hearings on HR1, the For The People Act, a broad anti-corruption reform package introduced by Rep. John Sarbannes, who introduced a screening of PAY 2 PLAY on Capitol Hill in 2016. HR1 aims to make voting easier, gerrymandering harder, transform how campaigns are financed, and enhance election security.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at a hearing with representatives from Common Cause, Brennan Center, and other advocacy organizations to outline the very legal ways that our campaign finance rules allow corruption. Please watch her thorough breakdown: