FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, May 7, 2021
After the Texas House of Representatives passed SB7 in the dead of night, anti-voter legislation that will make it harder for voters across Texas to cast their ballots, Stand Up America Managing Director Christina Harvey issued the following statement:
“Every day the Republican Party is working to strip Americans of their right to vote—and this shameful law passing the Texas House is just their latest attack on our democracy.
“Congress has the power to nullify much of this law, and the responsibility to act immediately to prevent Republicans in Texas and dozens of other states from keeping millions of eligible Americans from casting their ballots in future elections.
“Time is of the essence. The only path forward now is to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act to stop this outright assault on the freedom to vote.”
Over the past few months, Stand Up America’s Texas members made hundreds of calls to their state senators in opposition to Senate Bill 7. The group has mobilized its members in several other states to oppose Republican state lawmakers’ attempts to suppress the vote, driving thousands of constituent actions in states like Arizona and Texas.
This year, Stand Up America has also driven over 25,000 constituent calls to Congress in support of the For the People Act, the most comprehensive package of anti-corruption, voting, and ethics reforms proposed in generations.
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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.