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Stand Up America Marks January 6 Anniversary with “One Year Later” Campaign Launched Via Light Projection on D.C.’s National Gallery of Art Calling on Congress to Pass Crucial Democracy Legislation

JANUARY 6, 2022

Anushka Sarkar, [email protected]

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 where they can take action to demand the U.S. Senate pass legislation to protect the freedom to vote and American democracy.

Stand Up America’s Founder and President Sean Eldridge commented on the January 6 anniversary:

“This anniversary serves as a solemn reminder that our democracy remains under threat. One year after the deadly insurrection at our nation’s Capitol, not a single federal bill has been signed into law that would protect our democracy and our freedom to vote.
“Instead of standing up to Trump’s Big Lie, Republicans spent the past year using it to further undermine our democracy by passing 34 bills across the country that make it more difficult for eligible Americans, particularly voters of color, to cast their ballots.
“Fortunately, the House of Representatives acted quickly to pass legislation that would protect voting rights and stop future abuses of presidential power. It’s past time for Senate Democrats to summon the courage to put our democracy ahead of the Jim Crow filibuster. 
“One year is more than enough. It’s time for action.”

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.

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