FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NOVEMBER 8, 2022
Monica Garcia, email@example.com
Incumbent has a proven track record of protecting Minnesota voters
This cycle, Stand Up America’s members took thousands of actions in support of Democracy Defenders in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Tonight, Stand Up America celebrated the reelection of Steve Simon as Minnesota Secretary of State. Simon defeated Trump-endorsed MAGA candidate Kim Crockett, ensuring Minnesota’s elections remain free and fair and Minnesotans choose their leaders, not the other way around.
This cycle, Stand Up America’s nearly 10,000 members in Minnesota turned out to vote for Simon and sent more than 2,300 personal letters to Minnesota voters to educate them on the stakes of the Secretary of State race. They also submitted nearly 200 letters to the editor in support of Simon and other democracy defenders in the North Star State.
Stand Up America’s Executive Director, Christina Harvey, issued the following statement on tonight’s victory:
“Tonight, Minnesotans across the political spectrum came together to elect a Secretary of State who will protect their fundamental freedoms and the will of the people. Steve Simon has a proven track record of defending the voting rights of all Minnesotans, even in the face of threats from MAGA Republicans. He has championed policies that make elections more accessible and secure and has kept Minnesota’s democracy thriving for the last seven years.
“We’re proud of the work that Stand Up America’s community did to help re-elect Steve Simon. Our members sent thousands of handwritten letters to Minnesota voters and to their local newspapers to urge their friends and neighbors to make their voices heard in this critical race.
“Congratulations to Secretary of State Simon on this well-deserved victory.”
Stand Up America mobilized its 2 million members across the country and made a seven-figure investment in the 2022 midterm elections to build a firewall for democracy in 2024 and beyond.
To learn more about Stand Up America’s work in Minnesota this cycle, please don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.