1) Perhaps one of the most important parts of the new voting bill comes in the form of the elimination of gerrymandering as you mention. It would fundamentally restructure ALL legistive branches of government at both the State and Federal levels. However, this would not come into any great effect until 2030 and the new census, so...

2) Unfortunately, both Republicans and Democrats are still far too reliant upon extractive capitalists for their livelihoods despite any measures Congress might pass. Without the undoing of Citizens United (at minimum) very little will be accomplished in terms of getting the control of the 1% out of the real lives of real working people and the poor.

The Empire does not have to strike back. The Empire in a different mask is still very much in control.

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