FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MARCH 30, 2022
Anushka Sarkar, email@example.com
PHOENIX, AZ—Today, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that could remove hundreds of thousands of eligible Arizonans from the voter rolls, giving them just 30 days to re-register to vote. Stand Up America community members in Arizona drove more than 2,000 calls and emails calling on state legislators to oppose HB 2492.
Stand Up America Executive Director Christina Harvey had the following response:
“In an effort to shape Arizona into his dystopian vision, Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed a series of bills today to erect more barriers to the ballot box and trample on the rights of everyday Arizonans. Among these was HB 2492, which threatens to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Arizona voters and silence the voices of older, minority, and low-income voters in particular.
“Ducey’s animosity toward our fundamental rights comes as no surprise, but this attack on voting rights was completely avoidable. History will judge Governor Ducey and his enablers, who through their actions–or in Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s case, inaction–allowed for today’s attack on our freedom to vote.”
Last week, leaders from Stand Up America, Progress Arizona, Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), and Arizonans for Fair Elections held a press call to condemn Arizona Republicans for advancing HB 2492 and other bills to block voters’ access to the polls.
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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.