FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, January 20, 2020
Following the swearing in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“As an organization founded in the days after Donald Trump’s election, our two million members have spent the last four years resisting his corrupt, racist, and anti-democratic agenda—and this moment could not have come soon enough. Congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on this historic day.
“Thanks to the tireless work of grassroots organizers, volunteers, and the more than 80 million Americans who turned out to vote for Biden and Harris, we’re turning the page. But as this month has clearly shown, Trumpism and the threat it poses to our democracy are not disappearing, and the work ahead to build our democracy back better is more urgent than ever.
“That’s why our two million plus members will continue organizing and making our voices heard in the months ahead to ensure the new administration and Congress prioritize bold structural reforms needed to build a truly representative democracy and pave the way for progress for the American people.”
If you would like to speak with a Stand Up America spokesperson about the incoming administration or progressives’ priorities for a Democratic Congress, 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.