Following the passage of H.R. 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives, the two groups are driving daily calls to U.S. Senators in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act
ATLANTA — Stand Up America and Fair Fight Action, the voting rights organization founded by Stacey Abrams, have doubled down on efforts to pass federal voting rights legislation by launching a joint digital campaign and new phone number (833-465-7142) to drive calls to Congress in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R.4) and the For the People Act (S.1).
The joint effort and new number were launched immediately on the heels of the introduction of H.R. 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives. In just one week, thousands of calls were made to Representatives urging them to swiftly pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act—building on the more than 70,000 calls volunteers have made to their Senators in the two months since Fair Fight Action launched the Hot Call Summer campaign to secure federal voting rights legislation.
“It’s time for the Senate to do its job and pass legislation to protect our freedom to vote,” said Stand Up America Founder & President Sean Eldridge. “That’s why we’ve partnered with Fair Fight Action to ramp up constituent pressure on our Senators. With the onslaught of attacks on voting rights we’re witnessing right now, there’s no time to lose. Senators must heed their constituents’ resounding calls to action and pass the For The People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act immediately.”
“Grassroots organizing has and continues to play a central role in the fight to protect our freedom to vote,” said Fair Fight Action Organizing Director Hillary Holley. “Constituents from all 50 states have been calling their Senators and Representatives and demanding they take urgent action to protect the freedom to vote by passing the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. And the pressure is working—these calls helped to secure Democratic unity in the Senate on the For the People Act and the swift passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the House. We are proud to partner with Stand Up America on this latest and critical push to pass federal voting rights legislation, and remain steadfast in our demands that Senators pass both S.1 and H.R.4 immediately.”Fair Fight Action and Stand Up America will continue to drive calls through the 833-465-7142 hotline until the Senate passes both the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
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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 1.6 million calls to lawmakers, registered tens of thousands of voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.