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DFLers Introduce the Democracy for the People Act

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

St. Paul, MN - Today, DFL House and Senate Legislators outlined the Democracy for the People Act, authored by Rep. Emma Greenman (DFL – Minneapolis) in the House, and Sen. Lindsey Port (DFL - Burnsville) in the Senate. 


The Democracy for the People Act seeks to protect and strengthen the freedom to vote, amplify the power of Minnesotans by reducing the influence of dark money and corporations in our politics, and ensure that our democracy is fair, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of Minnesotans across the state. 


“This is a critical moment for our democracy,” said Representative Greenman. “We know that solving our most significant challenges requires all of us to come together and build a democracy that centers the voices of all Minnesotans. Minnesotans gave us a mandate to act with urgency to protect and strengthen our democracy and that is what this legislation does.”


“The health of our democracy depends on keeping the interests and voices of Minnesotans at the center of the decisions we make, and that’s only possible with free and fair elections that reflect the will of voters,” said Senator Port. “This legislation is dedicated to defending the freedom to vote, and to defend our democracy against those extremists or big money interests that seek to undermine it.”