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The voters have spoken​. It’s time for our government to move forward.

The basis of our democracy is that we pick our leaders, our leaders do not pick their voters. Voters across race and place turned out in record numbers and chose President-elect Biden by wide margins. President Trump and his appointees’ attempts to obstruct the transition process show their desperation to hold on to power. We’re ready to move forward together to deliver a better future for our families.

We have real problems to face across the country, alarming numbers of new COVID cases and casualties, and our families are struggling to make ends meet with no support insight. It’s time to acknowledge Joe Biden as our President-elect and move forward together with new leadership to tackle this pandemic and provide relief to everyday Americans.

Common Cause, with our staff and volunteers on the ground in all 50 states, will continue to uphold the resilience of our democracy and is prepared to defend every American’s right to be heard in our democracy.

The peaceful transfer of power is foundational in our democracy — and now, it may well be the final norm Common Cause must defend from Donald Trump. We’re closely monitoring all election litigation that comes from his campaign, and we are ready to intervene if needed.

Voters faced unprecedented threats this year: not just a global pandemic, but a president who did all he could to suppress people’s right to vote safely — spreading disinformation, sabotaging the U.S. Postal Service to block vote-by-mail, and recruiting partisan operatives to intimidate voters at the polls. And, voters faced other obstacles — partisan dirty tricks, racist voting restrictions, and an underfunded election system — that they’ve had to contend with for decades.

But despite all, democracy prevailed, voters overcame obstacles to ensure their voices would be heard. And despite a nationwide pandemic, we saw record turnout — with more than 140 million Americans voting by mail or safely in person. Now, the peaceful transfer of power must commence.

What is next for our democracy?

Looking ahead, our top legislative priorities for the 117th Congress are passing the For the People Act — a comprehensive voting rights and campaign finance reform bill — and restoring the full strength of the Voting Rights Act. We will also support the Protecting Our Democracy Act, a package of rule-of-law reforms to restore checks and balances, strengthen accountability, and boost transparency, including improved congressional oversight.

We will do everything in our power to send these bills to President-elect Biden’s desk and get them signed into law.

We’ll also need to dig deep to repair the damage that President Trump has done to our institutions and our democracy. That means codifying into law many of the norms he flagrantly violated — strengthening financial disclosure requirements for the executive branch, increasing congressional oversight, and adding safeguards so that no president can ever put themselves above the law. And, many of the issues that have come to the forefront in the past 4 years — like systemic racism, the climate crisis, and economic inequality — predate Trump’s presidency and will require our continued commitment to address.

There is important work to be done — but none of it can happen without a government that is responsive and accountable to the people. Together, we will hold President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris to that standard.

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