FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JUNE 6, 2023
Tracy Adair, firstname.lastname@example.org
LANSING— Today, Michigan’s House Elections Committee voted to advance HB4156, legislation to adopt the National Popular Vote Compact. The Compact is an agreement between states to award their Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. It will take effect when enacted by states that collectively possess 270 Electoral College Votes. Passage in Michigan would bring the current total to 210 electoral votes.
Stand Up America Managing Director of Policy and Political Affairs Brett Edkins issued the following statement:
“Five times in our history, the loser of the popular vote became president. In 2020, we came dangerously close to history repeating itself. While Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by more than six million votes nationwide, his victory to become our 46th president hinged on narrow margins in a handful of battleground states. The Electoral College continues to make this alarming situation possible.
“By advancing this bill, the House Elections Committee is taking an important step toward protecting our democracy and honoring the will of the American people. Michigan has a tremendous opportunity to help ensure that the presidential candidate who walks into the White House is the candidate who won the national popular vote.”
Stand Up America members in Michigan sent more than 3,200 emails urging state legislators to advance HB4156.
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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly 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.