FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
NEW YORK — Today, progressive advocacy organization Stand Up America is announcing its support for eliminating the filibuster and that it will mobilize its community of over two million grassroots members to build momentum for filibuster reform this year. The group joins Indivisible and other progressive organizations that are driving grassroots action imploring senators and presidential candidates to support ending the filibuster.
Ahead of the CNN and Univision Democratic presidential debate this Sunday, Stand Up America is also launching a nationwide campaign to demand that the two remaining candidates—Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders—are asked about eliminating the filibuster. This week, Stand Up America will text hundreds of thousands of its members to tweet at Univision’s Jorge Ramos and CNN’s Dana Bash and Jake Tapper urging them to ask about filibuster reform at the debate.
So far, neither Vice President Biden nor Senator Sanders have endorsed eliminating the filibuster. With Senator Elizabeth Warren and other advocates for filibuster reform having exited the race, Stand Up America believes that it is critical that those still seeking the Democratic nomination discuss their plans for advancing progressive policies while the legislative filibuster remains.
“Defeating Donald Trump and flipping the Senate in November is not enough to pass a progressive agenda. If we want to see meaningful action on everything from climate change to gun control and paid sick leave, we must end the filibuster,” said Sean Eldridge, Stand Up America’s Founder and President. “This year, Stand Up America will mobilize our two million members to build grassroots pressure on the Senate to eliminate the filibuster and create a pathway to progress on countless issues.”
If you’d like to talk to a Stand Up America spokesperson about the campaign, reach out to Ryan Thomas at email@example.com.
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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 one million calls to lawmakers and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.