FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DECEMBER 23, 2021
Anushka Sarkar, email@example.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sean Eldridge, President & Founder of Stand Up America, issued the following statement after President Biden endorsed making an exception to the Senate filibuster to pass critical voting rights legislation:
Stand Up America members from across the country have been urging President Biden to weigh in for months and help end the filibuster to protect our freedom to vote. Stand Up America’s community of two million progressives has:
Delivered more than 400,000 petition signatures from every state in the country to the White House calling on President Biden to demand the Senate end the filibuster to pass crucial voting rights legislation;
Made more than 90,000 calls to members of Congress urging lawmakers to reform the outdated filibuster rule and protect the freedom to vote;
Sent nearly 100,000 emails to members of Congress;
Submitted nearly 20,000 letters to editors at newspapers across the country; and
Sent more than 3.3 million peer-to-peer texts to educate voters in key states about the importance of passing federal voting rights legislation.
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 1.6 million calls to lawmakers, registered tens of thousands of voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.