Buffalo Democratic mayoral nominee India Walton and dozens of local officials on Wednesday are set to release a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to secure passage of federal legislation meant to overhaul voting laws in the United States. 

The effort comes as passage of the bill, known as the For the People Act, remains in doubt in the narrowly divided U.S. Senate, where Democrats and Republicans are split at 50 members.

"As local elected officials, we have seen the power of New York’s electoral reforms in strengthening our democracy," the officials wrote. "We urge you to use your position as Senate Majority Leader to bring many of these reforms nationwide by passing The For The People Act fully intact. The For The People Act will restore integrity to our American democracy after Trump and his attempted coup made the United States the laughing stock of the world."

Walton, who won an upset Democratic primary last month against incumbent Mayor Byron Brown in Buffalo, adds a dose of star power to the push. 

The package of provisions addresses voter accessibility, gerrymandering of legislative districts, campaign finance law, election security and ethics. 

A similar letter was released earlier this month from dozens of Democratic state lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly urging Schumer to "overcome the fillibuster" in the Senate -- the procedural issue that remains one of the key hindrances to passage for the bill in addition to moderate Democrats who have raised concerns.

At the same time, Schumer was urged to not make changes to the bill. 

"We stand with you in your support of this legislation and urge you to do everything in your power to pass the full bill intact," the officials wrote. "American democracy is counting on you and the Senate to pass this comprehensive bill without watering it down."