End Citizens United // Let America Vote (ECU // LAV) Action Fund, a leading anti-corruption and voting rights group with over 4 million members nationwide, released its legislative scorecard for the 117th Congress. The scorecard grades members of Congress on their support for important anti-corruption and voting rights measures Congress has considered in the past year and a half.
The full list of House members and Senators, along with their scores and legislative records, will be available on ECU // LAV’s website. Click here to view the scorecard.
“Under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer, House and Senate Democrats did everything they could in the 117th Congress to pass comprehensive legislation to protect the freedom to vote, end the dominance of Big Money and dark money, and strengthen ethics rules,” said Tiffany Muller, president of ECU // LAV Action Fund. “Unfortunately, despite their diligence and persistence, the entire Republican Conference and two of the 50 Senate Democrats chose to protect the status quo, abetting the nationwide effort to silence the voice and vote for millions of Americans, particularly voters in communities of color.
“The fight to protect the freedom to vote and the fundamental principles of our democracy will not die in the 117th Congress. Democrats will continue, as always, to fight for meaningful federal legislation. We look forward to our continued work with Democratic leadership and the caucus in both chambers on these vital issues.”
Below is the list of criteria used to determine the grades in the scorecard:
- For the People Act (S. 1/S. 2093, H.R. 1): Legislation to protect the freedom to vote, end the dominance of big money in politics, and restore ethics and accountability in government.
- Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747): Legislation to protect the freedom to vote, end the dominance of big money in politics, and stop discrimination in voting and redistricting.
- Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act (H.R. 5746): Legislation combining the Freedom to Vote Act and John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure the freedom to vote, stop discrimination in voting and redistricting, and end the dominance of big money in politics.
- John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (S. 4, H.R. 4): Legislation to restore the full power of the Voting Rights Act and protect voters from discrimination at the ballot box.
- DISCLOSE Act (S. 443, H.R. 1334): Legislation that will ensure voters know who is trying to influence their vote by requiring politically-active groups to disclose their largest donors who give over $10,000.
- Protecting our Democracy Act (H.R. 5314): Legislation to prevent presidential abuses of power and restore checks and balances.
- Democracy for All Amendment (S.J. Res. 25, H.J. Res. 1): An amendment to the Constitution to give Congress and state legislatures the power to set commonsense restrictions on big money’s influence in politics.
- Washington, D.C. Admissions Act (S. 51, H.R. 51): Granting statehood and voting representation to Washington, D.C’s nearly 700,000 citizens.
- Impeachment of Donald John Trump (H. Res. 24): Articles of impeachment against former President Trump for his role in inciting a violent insurrection against our government in order to overturn a free and fair election.
- Refuses corporate PAC money: Senator or Member chooses to refuse contributions from corporate PACs for their campaign.