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In Wake of Uvalde Shooting, Stand Up America Calls Out Senators Manchin and Sinema for Allowing Republicans to Block Gun Safety

MAY 25, 2022

Monica Garcia, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Stand Up America President & Founder Sean Eldridge issued the following statement on Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema’s continued support for the Senate filibuster:

“Imagine having the power to act to save lives and not using it. In the face of yet another deadly act of gun violence, Senators Manchin and Sinema are allowing their Republican colleagues to continue to block any action on gun safety. 

“The filibuster is not more precious than Americans’ lives. They could change the rules today, but they refuse to. It’s time to elect leaders who will finally act on gun safety.”

To speak with a Stand Up America spokesperson, please contact [email protected].

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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.