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H.R. 1 Would Keep All Voices From Being Heard*

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H.R. 1 Would Keep All Voices From Being Heard*

03.06.19 06:50 AM

Arlington, VA*– Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips issued the following statement urging lawmakers in the House of Representatives to vote against H.R. 1 and continue to find better ways to strengthen our democracy by protecting free expression and the diversity of voices in civic life. “Democracy thrives when it’s easier for all voices to be heard. But H.R. 1 does the opposite—making it harder for everyday Americans to engage on the issues they’re passionate about, and easier for Washington to insulate itself from critique. We stand firmly in support of the right of all Americans to participate in civic life without having to fear reprisal from those in power.” Earlier this week, both the ACLU and the*White House*expressed similar concerns about the bill’s potential to stifle free speech. In*a letter*to the House Rules Committee, the ACLU argued that there are provisions of H.R. 1 that would “unconstitutionally impinge” free speech and “[harm] our public discourse by silencing necessary voices that would otherwise speak out about the public issues of the day.” Americans for Prosperity elevates the voices of millions of Americans every day across the country so that Washington can hear them and take action. Our 3.2 million activists […]

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