FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
NEW YORK — After Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to threaten several states over mail-in voting, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“These attacks on mail-in voting by Donald Trump are not only inaccurate, they are incredibly dangerous.
“By trafficking in debunked conspiracy theories and lying about the impact of voting by mail, Trump is clearly attempting to undermine our elections and suppress the vote in the middle of a pandemic. Americans should not be forced to risk their lives to cast their ballots—and Congress must intervene immediately.
“Trump himself votes by mail. Enough with the hypocrisy. He must not be allowed to hold critical funding hostage.”
Stand Up America recently led 50 voting rights organizations in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging them to include $4 billion in election assistance funding for states in this relief package.
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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 1.2 million calls to lawmakers and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.