Georgia Election Shows Dire Need for Senate to Pass $3.6 Billion in Election Assistance Funding
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
NEW YORK — Following reports of chaos during today’s election in Georgia, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“The chaos voters in Georgia are experiencing today highlights what could go wrong in November if Congress does not intervene and provide immediate election assistance funding. No American should have to risk their health in long lines to cast their ballot, or be turned away from the voting booth.
“Voters enduring hours-long waits to cast their ballots is not something to be applauded—it’s a problem we must fix.
“The Senate has sat on a bill for weeks that would provide $3.6 billion in federal funds to states to ensure that election officials can implement no-excuse absentee voting, early voting, and other reforms that keep polling places safe and operational, and avoid a situation where every resident shows up in person on the same day to vote.
“We demand that Mitch McConnell bring the HEROES Act to an immediate vote and stop allowing partisan politics to jeopardize our democracy.”
Since March, Stand Up America has led a national campaign demanding that Congress provide at least $4 billion in election assistance funding for states to ensure that Americans can safely vote during the pandemic.
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