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League of Women Voters Maine hold virtual discussion of For the People Act

It’s a package making its way through Congress that addresses campaign finance and ballot access reforms.
Voting entrance in Waterville, Maine
Voting entrance in Waterville, Maine(Allegra Zamore)
Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 4:13 PM EDT
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MAINE (WABI) - The League of Women Voters Maine held a virtual discussion today regarding the For the People Act.

It’s a package making its way through Congress that addresses campaign finance and ballot access reforms.

Speakers included two men who worked on campaigns for President Obama and Senator John McCain.

They spoke to the importance of timely and constant transparency.

“Money in politics is like water. It’s gonna find the cracks and seep in. So, I do think it’s all about the transparency, and timely transparency,” said Toby McGrath, who worked on President Obama’s campaign.

“Online voter registration has a significant price tag, so if we’re able to access federal funds to do this and update our infrastructure, it’ll be huge,” said Senator Louis Luchini.

Luchini says this could protect many of the practices Maine already has in place like same-day voter registration and no-excuse absentee voting.

The bill has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and is awaiting a vote in the Senate.

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