FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MARCH 1, 2022
Anushka Sarkar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahead of Tonight’s State of the Union Address, Stand Up America Urges Biden to Highlight Importance of Protecting American Democracy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Biden prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address, Stand Up America’s Executive Director Christina Harvey urged Biden to discuss the importance of protecting American democracy.
“When President Biden addresses the nation tonight, he will no doubt spotlight the courage and determination of the Ukrainian people as they defend their democracy from an autocratic madman. The crisis in Eastern Europe serves as a stark reminder that democracy is under threat across the globe, including within our own borders.
“One year after our own aspiring autocrat, President Trump, and his allies attempted to overturn our elections, Congress has failed to pass legislation to strengthen our democracy and prevent future abuses of presidential power. Among other important priorities, President Biden should use his soapbox tonight to rally Congress behind the Protecting Our Democracy Act and pro-democracy reforms to restore our constitutional checks and balances and ensure that no future president, regardless of party, is able to abuse the power of their office or threaten our elections.”
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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 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.