FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, January 22, 2021
Following Senate Democrats introducing the For The People Act as S.1, Stand Up America spokesperson Ryan Thomas released the following statement:
“In the first three days after flipping the Senate, Democratic senators have introduced sweeping anti-corruption legislation that would build our democracy back better and root out the corruption that still stains Washington after four years of Donald Trump in office. We applaud Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democratic caucus for prioritizing this transformational legislation at the start of the new Congress.
“This bill would transform politics in America and help form a government truly by, for, and of the people—increasing transparency at the highest levels of our government, adding millions of Americans to the voting rolls, reducing the power of the wealthy and well-connected in our politics, protecting our voting rights, and empowering voters of color.
“Ambitious legislation like this is worth fighting for—and we implore every Democratic senator to fight like hell to ensure the Senate passes and President Joe Biden signs the For The People Act into law.”
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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.