FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JANUARY 6, 2022
Anushka Sarkar, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUA’s Sean Eldridge calls anniversary a “solemn reminder that our democracy remains under threat”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, Stand Up America marked the first anniversary of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol with a visual projection on the National Gallery of Art directing viewers to visit oneyearlater.us where they can take action to demand the U.S. Senate pass legislation to protect the freedom to vote and American democracy.
Today’s actions are a continuation of Stand Up America’s efforts to defend our democracy. In 2021, Stand Up America’s community members drove over 90,000 calls and 100,000 emails urging Congress to end the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation. In August, Stand Up America was joined by the family of the late Hon. John Lewis in delivering a petition with more than 400,000 signatures, calling on President Biden to use the power of his office to publicly urge the Senate to end the filibuster and protect voting rights.
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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 1.6 million calls to lawmakers, registered tens of thousands of voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.