FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, July 23, 2020
NEW YORK — Today, in response to reports on what will be included in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s coronavirus response package, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge issued the following statement:
“It is outrageous that this proposal contains not one penny to help states conduct safe elections during a global pandemic.
“Policymakers should be doing everything they can to ensure voters are not forced to risk their health to cast their ballot. Instead, it seems Mitch McConnell is doing everything he can to suppress the vote by putting voters in danger.
“For nine weeks, McConnell and Republican senators have held our democracy hostage by blocking legislation that would give cash-strapped states the $3.6 billion they need to administer safe, fair, and accessible elections this fall.
“Democrats in both chambers cannot allow Republicans to threaten the foundation of our democracy—and they must use every piece of available leverage to ensure election funding is included in a final brokered deal.
“Nothing less than our democracy is at stake.”
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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 1.3 million calls to lawmakers and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.