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HR 1 – The “For the People Act of 2021” was first proposed by congressional Democrats in 2019. They claim: “This bill addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, political spending, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration and voting access and limits removing voters from voter rolls.”

With control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, congressional Democrats are working to pass HR 1.

In March 2021, Rasmussen Reports found:

  • 75% of Likely U.S. Voters believe voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote.
  • Majorities of whites (74%), blacks (69%) and other minorities (82%) say voters should be required to show photo identification before being allowed to vote. Voters under 40 support voter ID laws more than do older voters.
  • Voters who strongly approve of Joe Biden’s job performance as president were most likely to say voter ID laws are discriminatory.


  1. What do you think is the point of Michael Ramirez & Steve Kelley’s cartoons?
  2. Do you agree with the cartoonists intended meanings? Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez


Cartoon by Steve Kelley


  1. Both cartoonists imply that HR 1 should not become law. Ramirez makes the point that people must show ID everywhere else; Kelley points out that most voters support Voter ID laws.
  2. Opinion question. Answers vary.

Watch a Video – Photo ID and voting:
(from our Election Resources page “Voting Issue #4 – Voting ID Laws“)