Word arrives at the close of our HR 550 Lobby Days event that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has signed on to the bill as a co-sponsor. The addition of Pelosi adds a powerful name to a list of co-sponsors that now surpasses 80% of the members needed to free the bill from the Committee on House Administration and to open a floor debate. Pelosi's co-sponsorship is particularly noteworthy as Pelosi's staff had previously taken the position that the Minority Leader would not sign on to the bill while multiple Democratic alternatives existed. While competing Democratic (and Republic) election reform bills still exist, Pelosi appears now to have identified HR 550 as a bill that deserves the special attention and support of the most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives.
Congratulations and a special thank you to the hundreds of citizen lobbyists who joined us in DC this week! Your hard work and dedication has gotten us one step closer to enacting national e-voting legislation that the country truly needs.
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