FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, January 20, 2020
Group Calls On Senate To Prioritize Democracy Reform
After Democrats flipped control of the U.S. Senate following Senators Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Reverend Raphael Warnock being sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“With new leadership in the White House and Senate, we now have an historic opportunity to enact the structural reforms needed to build our democracy back better. It’s time to break down the barriers to progress that have blocked action for decades on everything from climate action and gun safety to economic inequality.
“In the coming weeks and months, Stand Up America’s community of over two million progressives will ramp up our organizing for bold, structural reforms that will make our government more representative and responsive to the will of the American people—fighting to enact the For The People Act, eliminate the filibuster, pass D.C. statehood, and restore the Voting Rights Act.
“Our democracy was given another chance today and, with this new mandate, it’s time to hold our elected officials accountable, build our democracy back better, and make meaningful progress for the American people.”
If you would like to speak with a Stand Up America spokesperson about our electoral program, advocacy campaigns, and digital organizing, please email Ryan Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 1.4 million calls to lawmakers, registered tens of thousands of voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.
Last year, Stand Up America launched a $1.5 million, multi-state GOTV campaign to protect our democracy by flipping the Senate and sending Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House. The campaign reached over 25 million Americans, including two million Georgians, through an innovative peer-to-peer SMS texting program powered by over 8,000 remote volunteers, dozens of digital ads on Facebook and Google, and more than 150,000 hand-written letters to unlikely voters.
The campaign helped more than 100,000 Americans get registered to vote and helped over 100,000 voters find their polling places or vote by mail.