Stand Up America Calls for $600M in Election Security Funding in Senate Appropriations Bill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
NEW YORK — Ahead of the markup of the FY2020 funding bill by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Stand Up America’s Political Director Brett Edkins released the following statement:
“Robert Mueller’s report and subsequent testimony before Congress made it clear that Russia will stop at nothing to meddle in our electoral process—and time is quickly running out for Congress to defend the 2020 elections.
“It’s far past time to give states the resources they need to upgrade outdated voting systems and transition to machines using voter-verified paper ballots. That’s why we’re demanding that Leader McConnell include $600 million to fund election security measures in the 2020 appropriations bill being marked up today.
“Protecting the integrity of our elections from foreign interference should not be a partisan issue. Senate Republicans must stand up to Leader McConnell by demanding that the appropriations bill includes this critically-needed funding.”
Earlier this month, Stand Up America launched a six-figure campaign to pressure ‘Moscow Mitch’ and Republican senators to back $600 million in election security funding. The campaign included a billboard in Kentucky targeting ‘Moscow Mitch,’ a volunteer-driven peer-to-peer text messaging program, digital ads targeting national audiences, and other digital organizing tactics.
Stand Up America’s is targeting nearly a dozen GOP senators who are key votes on election security, including:
- Leader McConnell (R-KY)
- Sen. Blunt (R-MO)
- Sen. Collins (R-ME)
- Sen. Ernst (R-IA)
- Sen. Gardner (R-CO)
- Sen. Kennedy (R-LA)
- Sen. Lankford (R-OK)
- Sen. McSally (R-AZ)
- Sen. Perdue (R-GA)
- Sen. Rubio (R-FL)
- Sen. Tillis (R-NC)
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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 750,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.