Groups Will Urge Senate Passage of For the People Act
On Monday, April 12, Stand Up America and End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund will join All Voting Is Local Action, New Georgia Project, and MOVE Texas will hold a press call responding to the onslaught of voter suppression legislation in states across the country and call on the U.S. Senate to pass the For the People Act to prevent voter suppression attempts.
During the press conference, the groups will address dark-money fueled GOP efforts to restrict access to the ballot box, especially for voters of color, in states like Arizona, Georgia, and Texas. The groups will also emphasize the necessity of the For the People Act in order to affirm and protect the right to vote for all Americans.
Passed by the House and under consideration in the Senate, the For the People Act (H.R. 1, S. 1) is a critical reform package—supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans across party lines—to reduce the power of wealthy donors in our of politics, crack down on corruption, end partisan gerrymandering, and protect voting rights.
Press conference to address state-level voter suppression legislation
Kendra Cotton, New Georgia Project Chief Operating Officer
Sean Eldridge, Stand Up America Founder and President
H. Drew Galloway, MOVE Texas Executive Director
Alex Gulotta, All Voting Is Local Action’s Arizona State Director
Tiffany Muller, End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund President
Monday, April 12 at 2:00 PM ET
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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 stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, 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.